Abuja Resident Accuses Maitama DPO, Narrates How His Car Was Snatched

An Abuja resident, Ngozi Ihuoma has claimed that a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Maitama oversaw his maltreatment which allegedly led to the seizure of his car by operatives in 2013.

The petitioner had filed a case of alleged intimidation, Disobedience of court order and confiscation of properties before the Independent Investigative Panel on SARS in Abuja.

Ihuoma alleged that “the police harassed him, and in connivance with Union Bank Nigeria PLC confiscated his car”, according to the National Human Rights Commission.

But he could not recall the name of the DPO.

The petitioner further told the panel that he had sued the police in court and had secured judgment in his favor but added that the authorities were yet to obey the verdict of the court which allegedly awarded cost in his favor.

In his ruling, Chairman of the Independent Investigative Panel on SARS, Justice Suleiman Galadima rtd, on Thursday asked ACP Magawate Mode to “furnish the panel with a sequential list of DPO’s who had served in Maitama, Abuja from 2013 – 2020,”

He said it was necessary in the interest of justice.

Matter was adjourned to December 15 for defence.

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