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Police IG orders cop’s arrest over fraud allegations

By Ifeanyi Okolie

Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, has ordered the immediate arrest and interrogation of an Inspector of Police attached to Area F Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos, David Afam Egbon, over allegations of fraudulent enrichment, conspiracy and threat to the life of a German-based Nigerian, Dickson Utuke.

To this end, a crack team of detectives from the Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit in Abuja, arrived Lagos last week to carry out the directive.

Police sources said the directive followed a strongly-worded petition by solicitors to the German-based Nigerian, Leke Olatunde and Co, to the Police boss calling for his immediate intervention to prevent the Police Inspector from using his position as a Police officer to eliminate the complainant in order to take possession of his properties.

In the petition dated September 11, 2010, the complainant, who is an in-law to the Inspector, alleged that he rendered financial assistance to the couple when he visited Nigeria in 1999 and arranged for the Inspector to be transferred from Port-Harcourt to Lagos to help in facilitating his business interests in Nigeria.

According to the petition, “the complainant subsequently sent some buses and trucks to the Inspector from Germany and also instructed him to


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