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A Nigerian businessman, Mr Afeez Mojeed has revealed how DCP Abba Kyari, extorted him of over N41million.
Mr Afeez in a petition written to the ongoing Lagos SARS Panel said Nigeria’s celebrated Super Cop, DCP Abba Kyari, extorted him of over N41million & detained him for 14days in 2014 when Kyari was OiC SARS Lagos.
Recall that Lagos government had set up a judicial panel to see to cases of abuses by the disbanded police squad, after the protest against police brutality.
In the petition, Mr Afeez Mojeed said “They forcefully took his wedding ring and that of his wife from them, opened their wardrobe and took the sum N280,000 and the sum of N50,000 was also taken from his car, after which the Honda Accord (2008) model was seized and taken away till today Phones, landed properties, cheque books, bank cards and other valuable documents were allegedly taken from his house.”
“The police under the supervision and threat of Abba Kyari (OC SARS) forced him to sign three Zenith Bank cheques in the sum of N150,000 each making N450,000 in total on October 22 – 23, 2014 and gave the sum to one Alabi Olawale Nurudeen who is also one of their cronies to withdraw the police also allegedly obtained the password to his bank card with which they withdrew another N395,000 from his account between October 20 to 23, 2014.
“one Inspector Fola, Corporal Bolu and Corporal Akeem to Diamond Bank Ajah branch on October 23 and 24, 2014 to forcefully transfer the sum of 41 Million and N800,000 respectively from his corporate account M. Mateen Concepts into the account of one Obinna Edward, whom our client had never seen or heard of before, after which they shared the money.
“All these acts perpetrated on our client were exhibited with serious injuries inflicted on him due to a series of slaps and beatings for them to get access to his ATM password, signature on cheques and also transfer from his account.”
Mojeed’s counsel had confronted Kyari in his then office in Ikeja on why he would seize his money and properties without a court order, but Kyari reportedly said he had kept the money as an exhibit.”
““But till date, they have not released any of the items to him including his car which we got information had been taken away by Abba Kyari,” the petition read.
Kyari was also accused of attempting to connive with Mojeed’s counsel to further extort him.
The senior police officer reportedly told the counsel that Mojeed was an internet fraudster and that was why they took the money from him.
“He also went further that there was another N15 million in another account, that the counsel should cooperate with him to take it the way they took N41 million and a sum of N5 million would be given to him while they would take N10 million.”
DCP Abba Kyari reacted to the report that he extorts over N41million from Afeez Mojeed.
“Response from Barr Hamza Nuhu on the Blackmail Attempt on DCP Abba Kyari by a Criminal Afeez Mojeed earlier charged to court.
Fraudster Afeez Mojeed defrauded 94million Naira From a Victim. He was arrested 6yrs ago and 41 m was recovered from the proceeds of the crime which he voluntarily paid the victim(Owner of the money) back directly through the victim’s Account.”
He Confessed on Video and in written that he bought Honda Account 2008 model and 7m land from the 94m he defrauded and that he has squandered the remaining 31 m on hotels and girlfriends. He submitted the car and land documents which was registered as exhibit before He was charged to court and after some years he was discharged not acquitted from court because the complainant was not coming to court as most Nigerians do.
The land document and the car That were registered as an exhibit are still kept with the exhibit keeper in Lagos.
The criminal will be re-Arrested and charge to court again as he was not acquitted by the court also the complainant has assured the Police”