"DCP, Abba Kyari Extorted Over N41milion From Me — Businessman Petitions Judicial Panel

Published On: October 31, 2020, 12:22 pm (3 weeks ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has been accused of extorting over N41 million from Afeez Mojeed, a Lagos-based businessman.

According to a document seen by TheCable, Mojeed said the extortion was done in 2014 when Kyari was the officer in charge of the now disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Lagos.

In a series of petitions between 2016 and 2018, Mojeed sought justice through the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), but to no avail.

In a fresh petition filed on October 22, 2020, through Salawu Akingbolu & Co, Mojeed’s counsel, and addressed to the newly formed judicial panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses in Lagos, Kyari and his officers were accused of forcefully taking about 32 items from Mojeed’s house during a raid in 2014.

In the petition seen by TheCable, Mojeed said his ordeal began on the night of October 18, 2014, when four gun-wielding policemen from SARS broke into his house.

The businessman, who was home with his pregnant wife, 18 month-old son and mother in-law, had thought it was a robbery attack.

They forcefully took his wedding ring and that of his wife from them, opened their wardrobe and took the sum N280,000 and the sum of N50,000 was also taken from his car, after which the Honda Accord (2008) model was seized and taken away till today,”
the petition read.

Phones, landed properties, cheque books, bank cards and other valuable documents were allegedly taken from his house.

Posted: (3 weeks ago) on 31-10-2020 12:22 PM | Addicted Hero