By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY — THE Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Reverend David Ugolor, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, over unreturned properties collected from him during his detention.
Recall that Ugolor was detained by the police over the murder of Private Secretary to Edo State governor, Comrade Oyerinde Olaitan.
In the petition signed by his counsel, Olayiwola Afolabi, to the IGP, Ugolor frowned at the fact that his properties were yet to be returned to him by the police, despite being discharged and acquitted by a Benin Magistrate Court which found him innocent.
According to the petition made available to Vanguard, some of the items include one Blackberry handset, one Samsung handset, two Nokia handsets, one ipad, UBA cheque book number 33788914, two Glo sim card packs, two MTN welcome sim packs, four sim lines, and one Airtel sim card.
The petition claimed the items were collected from him during interrogation.
The petition said: “We quite believe that the Inspector General of Police will give the appropriate directive to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (D -Department) in charge of the case for the release of our client’s properties.
“Our client has been denied the use of the various properties despite the legal advice in respect of the matter in his favour. And my client willingly submitted the properties to the police to investigate him if he has any hand in the death of the principal private secretary.
“My client has written several letters to the police authority for the police investigative team who collected the items to return his properties but to no avail. We therefore appeal to the Inspector General of Police to use your good office to prevail on your men to return my client’s properties.”