- Victim’s lawyer, Barr. Uwoghiren petitions Police Commissioner
A reputable Benin Lawyer, Jefferson Uwoghiren has petitioned the Edo state commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu over the ill treatment his client, Ese Idehen received in the hands of some aggrieved rogue police officers.
A police officer identified as Nagbama Egboigbe A.K.A Smally, a Sergeant attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad ( SARS) had accused Idehen of fornicating with his wife
The alleged fornicator was beaten , dragged and locked up in a cell in Ugbor Police Station, GRA , Benin City. He was released the following day without any Statement obtained from him or bail application on the Order of The DPO who frowned at the brazen abuse of office and illegal detention without his approval, according to his lawyer.
The DPO warned the rampaging Police Sergeant to desist from using his Station to perpetuate illegalities and injustice. Mr Nagbama Osakpamwan Eboigbe claimed that he has spent millions in contracting his failed marriage and wanted compensation. The parties were asked to leave the Station and maintain peace.
On Thursday 12th October, 2017, at about 6pm, Egboigbe, out of frustration, throwing his boss order to the wind, was said to have regrouped with his boys who were said to be armed with assorted weapons, including a Beretta Pistol, to abduct, blindfold and bodily harm Idehen.
Idehen was said to be thrown into the angry officer’s personal Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number AYB 518 FQ and drove off with him to unknown destination.
A video of the incident was later released by his abductor and went viral on the social media.
In the petition by the victim’s lawyer, Barr. Uwoghiren accused the police officer of forcing his client to admit to all sorts of wrongful conduct he was incapable of doing.
He explained, “The guy procured services of thugs to abduct him. We have written a petition to the police to investigate the criminal act. The woman had come out to deny that he slept with her. They forced him to admit what he did not do.”
The lawyer alleged that the thugs dispossessed his client of his personal belongings while they blindfolded and dumped him on Ihama road at about 11pm.