A businessman filed a petition with the Lagos Court of Justice, revealing how DCP Abba Chiari extorted more than N41 from him
Mr. Afiz Mojid, a Nigerian businessman, accused popular police officer Abbu Kyari of extortion, Sahara Reporters said in a statement.
Mojid wrote a petition to the Lagos State Judicial Commission in which he revealed how Chiari, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, extorted more than £ 41 million from him.
The businessman explained that the incident occurred in 2014, when he was detained for 14 days, and Chiari, who at the time was the head of the Special Anti-Robbery Unit in Lagos, oversaw the extortion and sale of his car and other personal belongings.
Talking about his ordeal, Mojid said that he was in the house with his wife when armed men broke into him, took some of his property and arrested him.
In the petition, he said: “Our client’s job is to have his five-month-old pregnant wife, 18-month-old son, and mother at home on October 18, 2014, from about 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Law, when all of a sudden he heard a knock on his door, and after a few minutes the knock did not subside and he began to hear a loud noise shouting, “Open the door now or he will hate you if we come in.”
“Our client and his people were confused because they did not know what was happening and who he was after their lives. Before anyone could say “Jack Robinson,” his door was broken open and four impostors burst into the room, weapons in hand, asked them to lie face down and began searching the house.
“In the process, they forcibly took away his and his wife’s wedding rings, opened their wardrobe and took the amount of 280,000 nair (two hundred and eighty thousand naira in total), as well as the amount of 50,000 nair. even from his car, after which the model Honda Accord (2008) was withdrawn and taken away to this day. “
Among the things he took from him, he listed an iPhone 5 worth N135000, an Airtel phone – N7000, a Nokia phone – 15000, a German letter of invitation, land ownership documents, two store documents, a set of wedding rings. cards, Dell laptop, Diamond Bank checkbook, Zenith Bank checkbook and Zenith Bank ATM card.
He added that he was detained at the SARS office in Ikeja for 14 days and was subsequently charged with false charges.
At the same time, the businessman noted that in the 14 days that he illegally spent in custody from SARS, Kyary and his associates extorted millions of naira from him.
“He was later sued in court for the theft of 97,000,000 Naira (ninety-seven million naira only), and for more than one (l) year the case went to court, the police never showed up or did not bring witnesses after several updates, which forced the court drop the charge against him.
“It must be emphasized that during his detention, the police, under the supervision and threat of Abba Chiari (OC SARS), forced him to sign three (3) Zenith bank checks for N 150,000 (only one hundred fifty thousand naira), each of which earned a total of 450 000 nair (four hundred fifty thousand naira in total) from October 22 to 23, 2014 and gave the same to One Alabi to Olavala Nurudin, who is also one of their retired friends.
“They also forcibly obtained the password for his ATM card from the same bank in which they withdrawn from his account separately from October 20 to 23, 2014 with a tone signal of $ 395,000.
“As if that weren’t enough, the police, led by Inspector Fola, Corporal Bolu, Corporal Akim, led by Abba Chiari and J. Okeke (SARS Deputy Commander) Ikeja, then drove our client to Diamond Bank, Aja Branch, October 23 and 24, 2014 in order to forcibly transfer the amount of 41,000,000 ns. he had never seen or heard of them before, after which they divided the money. “
He told the group that all the actions were taken as they caused him serious injuries due to abuse, forcing him to sign his checkbooks and reveal the access code to his bank account.
Seeking justice, Mojid wrote to no avail to the Commission on Independent Corruption and Other Related Crimes and the National Human Rights Commission in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
The Lagos State Judiciary began a hearing on Tuesday and asked members of the public to direct all complaints and petitions to him regarding the dissolved SARS unit.