Emeka in petition written by Due Process Advocate International, dated October 9, and signed by Kelvin Asekome, stated the police charged him with armed theft and homicide as a result of he was on the verge of exposing a N5 billion (annual income) of unlawful jail racketeering and different unlawful operations allegedly by some law enforcement officials in Abuja.
DPA was based by Barr. Emeka , which is a world human rights and humanitarian group registered underneath Under the regulation of State of Maryland , United States and Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Petition reads, partly” On November 14, 2018 , a police officer from the workplace of the Commissioner of Police , FCT Abuja Command , CP Bala Ciroma served on Barrister Emeka Ugwuonye (hereinafter “Emeka”) summons, charging him with armed theft and homicide, offences the police knew that Emeka couldn’t have dedicated and completely didn’t commit.
” The prices had been purely an effort to make use of the prosecutorial energy of the Police to silence Emeka, who was within the technique of exposing a 5 billion naira (annual income) of unlawful jail racketeering and different unlawful operations run by Mr. Ciroma and another law enforcement officials in Abuja alone.
” Upon serving Emeka with the summon the Police officer stated to him : “You better go back to the US now”. Mr Ciroma anticipated Emeka to go away Nigeria upon being served with summons. Hence he stated not attempt to arrest Emeka for homicide upon serving him with the courtroom processes that charged him with homicide and armed theft. But as Emeka remained defiant and refused to go away Nigeria as anticipated by the police e , he was arrested on November 26, 2018 on these prices.
” After sixteen days in cell, Emeka was arraigned earlier than Justice Module Osho-Adebiyu of Court 30, FCT High Court, Gudu on December 14, 2018, and he has been remanded in Kuje jail then.”
The Petitioner defined that he received into bother due to steady criticism of the Police for the poor dealing with of Charity Aiyedegbon who was lacking in 2016 including that he was arrested by the Police on July 6, 2018 and detained at Abattoir detention middle the place he met with Jekwu and Emmanuel Adogah had been arrested for the lacking of Ayiedogbon.
He added that, that was the primary time in his life to fulfill the 2 individuals arrested for the lacking of Ayiedogbon .
The petition reads, ” Emeka spent July 6 to July 10 , 2018 in Abattoir detention middle. During his keep in Abattoir, he noticed and heard about excessive atrocities and crimes in opposition to humanity by the Police in Abattoir.
“After Emeka’s launch from custody , DPA started to make a documentary movie to reveal the police actions in Abattoir. On October 16, 2018, Commissioner Cora ordered his to arrest Emeka once more and detain him.at Garki station for 2 days. They charged him to courtroom on October 18, 2018 for varied offences together with impersonation by training regulation with out license. He once more granted bail.
” Determined to completely silence Emeka and DPA, Police Commissioner Bala Ciroma on November 14, 2018, charged Emeka together with Jekwu and Emmanuel Adogah with armed theft and homicide of Charity Ayiedogbon.
” The police calculated that with a homicide cost in opposition to Emeka Ugwuonye, some High Court Judges might be too timid or too scared to grant bail. And true to their calculation the choose within the case denied bail, even with out studying the proof of proof. ”
The petitioner demanded for full and correct investigation into Ayiedogbon’s case to be finished by new set of law enforcement officials, not related to Bala Ciroma.
In various, the petitioner requested that the workplace of the Attorney -General of the Federation or Director of Public Prosecution ought to takeover all prosecution in relation to Ayiedogbon’s case.