From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
Indigenes of Obagie-Nevbosa Community, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, have cried out over alleged abuse of office by an officer of the Nigerian police.
The community, specifically accused Acting CP Idowu Owohunwa, a Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, of obstructing justice in a criminal/breach of security case it “reported to the relevant police formations”.
In a petition they filed through their counsel, O. G. Alenloshan Esq., Obagie-Nevbosa said the PSO’s alleged clog in the wheel of getting justice has emboldened the suspect in the case, one Emmanuel Aigbedo, “to boast that he is above police investigation.”
It said a call log between the suspect and the PSO would play a key role in ascertaining the veracity of their petition.
Whilst urging IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, to intervene in the matter, the community expressed unflinching confidence in the force “despite the unprofessional disposition of the PSO”.
The petition alleged that the PSO, who is an Ag commissioner of police, “has continued to negatively use his office to frustrate and thwart genuine efforts of the police in carrying out a discreet investigation against Emmanuel Aigbedo.”