A Chief in Achalla-Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta state, Chief Ifeanyi Ikenyei has called on Delta State government and the Commissioner of Police to intervene over the continued detention of his brother and threat to his life and family by some persons in communities over land dispute.
In a petition signed by D.O Oche &Co., on behalf of the Ikenyei family, titled “Re; Gross professional misconduct of erring police officer who acted with impunity and recklessness of IPO attached to Ibusa Magistrate court, DCO 1 and DPO Ibusa Police station. Re: false information and conspiracy”, addressed to the CP Delta State Mr Hafiz Inuwa, a copy our crrespondent obtained on Wednesday in Asaba.
The petitioner alleged that the Police prosecutor (IPO), Mr Kenneth Ojei attached to Ibusa Magistrate court, under the watch of DCO 1 and DPO Ibusa Divisional Police station masterminded and sent Mr. Onyeluka Ikenyei to prison over false information, without committing any crime.
The petition read in part, “Our clients case was that they had a land feud precisely at Achalla-Ibusa who share a common boundary with Asaba people, They alleged that our clients convinced with some Asaba people to trespassed into Achalla-Ibusa land.
“There is no where it was stated that our clients maliciously destroyed or damaged any property or farm produce or carry Ak47 rifle or robbery etc, but one of our clients Onyeluka Ikenyei was apprehended and detained for four days in Ibusa Police station.
“The IPO Kenneth Ojei and Police prosecutor acted with impunity and recklessness, charged Onyeluka in count 5 and 6 to possession of Ak47 rifle and robbery in an unprofessional manner as they had been compromised to take Onyeluka out of sight and circulation to further allow them have access to the land”
When contacted the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa over the development, said that all petitions were been referred to State Criminal Investigation Development (CID), adding that if there is allegation against any officers, the DPO of the area will respond to the allegation.
The petitioner added that since the erring Police officers had been arrested and released, the authority should release his brother who is currently languishing in the prison without breaking the law of the land.
“As I speak to you now, my brother is languishing in the prison and the people are still threatening my life. They have chased me and my family away in our community. I have left the community to take refuge in another community.
“They are to shoot me or any members of my family. So I’m begging the government of Delta State, Commissioner of Police and well meaning individuals to come to our aid before it will be too late and to avoid blood bath.
“CP has done well by arresting the erring police officers but because of pressure from different ‘big people’ in Ibusa and the Ezukwu quarter, the Police officers were released after three days but my brother who did not commit anything is yet to be released” he alleged.