Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has ordered a contemporary investigation into the allegations of forgery and impersonation in opposition to a former Attorney General of the Federation, Muhammed Bello Adoke (SAN).
The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) alongside its worldwide companions had written a petition to the brand new IGP by way of their lawyer, Kunle Adegoke (SAN), demanding an neutral investigation into the alleged forgery of e mail by the previous Minister.
Adoke, who’s a former Minister of Justice, alleged that the e-mail despatched by way of the account of his good friend and former enterprise associate, Aliyu Abubakar in his title was solid and demanded an investigation however in his assertion to the police accused Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju and HEDA of wrongdoing.
The former Inspector General of Police, as an alternative of assigning the petition to the suitable division of the Force, it was assigned to the IGP Monitoring Unit, the place it was alleged to be influenced by folks near Adoke. The Head of the Unit, DCP Adamu Elemah, who was assigned the case below the watch of the police boss allegedly resorted to distractions and different techniques.
In the petition, Suraju had demanded continuation of investigation however below a extra competent and institutional division of the pressure.
With the directive of the brand new IGP to the Monitoring Unit to return all of the case information of felony instances below its management to the IGP’s workplace, Suraju’s lawyer had petitioned the IGP demanding continuation of the investigation however below a extra competent and institutional division of the pressure.
Following a report by SaharaReporters, an inside supply within the IGP workplace knowledgeable this medium of the present IGP’s motion on the counter-petition with a directive to the DIG in command of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) to analyze the matter and report its findings.
In a letter with Ref. No. CB : 7000/ IGP/SEC/ABJ / VOL. 536//289 sighted by SaharaReporters, dated May 4, 2021, and addressed to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), the IGP directed a contemporary motion and investigation into the case.
The FCIID has a unit below it, cryptography and cybercrime unit, devoted to offences as alleged in Adoke’s petition.
When contacted, the counsel for Suraju, HEDA, and its worldwide companions confirmed the invitation from the cryptography and cybercrime unit, headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, saying the invitation has honoured.