Some lawyers have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the use of policemen by the governor to allegedly perpetuate criminality in the state.

 The lawyers from the Law Chambers of Salawu, Akingbolu and Company had in two separate petitions dated February 23, 2017 and signed by one of them, Miss O.A. Osaghae, averred that they were representing ‘The Concerned Ekiti Indigenes’ over alleged stealing of $150,000 involving a woman (now at large), two other female aides, including some domestic aides.

The petitioners also called the attention of IGP to serial use of policemen to perpetrate illegal acts in favour of the governor, citing the use of policemen to prevent EFCC from effecting the arrest of someone who attempted to withdraw money from her husband’s account frozen by EFCC.

Other illegal acts, according to the petitioners, include the governor’s use of the policemen to harass the staff of a bank over attempt to withdraw money from an account under legal restriction, including use of policemen to besiege a popular hotel to prevent arrest of a suspect wanted by DSS.

They asked the IGP to deal with such erring officers as it was done to the policemen who accompanied Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on similar illegal duties.

When contacted for his reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi said he would have to brief the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Owoseni Ajayi for appropriate reaction.


13 March, 2017


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