From Fred Itua, Abuja
An aggrieved land owner from Enugu State, Amaka Ezeonu, has taken her case to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, over alleged biases exhibited by a deputy commissioner of police handling a land tussle.
In a petition addressed to the IGP by her lawyers, Mohammed Usman and Co. Chambers, Ezeonu said though the said case had been transferred to the office of the deputy inspector general of police (DIGP) in charge of Intelligence, the DCP was still allegedly interfering in the case.
The petitioner urged the IGP to consolidate the case and ensure the DCP doesn’t interfere anymore, going forward.
“The law firm of Emeka Abah and Co. had graciously obtained approval from office of the deputy inspector general of police, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Area 10, Abuja, for investigations into our client’s complaint, bordering on trespass, forcible entry and malicious damage among others which the DIGP further directed the Special Enquiries Bureau (SEB) to handle the same.
“We can confidently posit that the actions and procedure of the SEB team, reflect the ideals of your personal values, evident since you took on the leadership of the force.
“The DCP’s continuous interjection in the investigation of some persons involved and others to continue to advance their activities against our client is worrisome,” the petitioner said in the letter.
However, in a counter petition also addressed to the IGP by those accused, they said narrated how his house was pulled down by those alleging some wrongdoing.