Monday, 3 October 2016

Man sues SARS for destroying family house in Anambra

Image result for pictures of Nigeria's court logo
Okechukwu Onuegbu

One Mr. Izuchukwu Amalunwoke of Umuchem Village, Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has dragged the Officers and men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, in Anambra to the Federal High Court, Awka, over what he termed “maliciously destroying a family house of the Amalunwokes, a four bedroom apartment”.

According to a copy of the suit with number FHC/AWK/CS/144/2016, made available to, and was filed at the High Court, by Barr. Afam Akonanya of the Obochie Chambers, Awka, for and on behalf of the plaintiff, others joined in the suit are the Nigerian Police, the Inspector General of Police, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, the O/C SARS of Ichi Station in Anambra State, and so on.

The suit, dated 30th September, 2016, the plaintiff sought, among other reliefs, a declaration that the damage and collapse of his building by SARS was unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional; and for order mandating the defendants to reconstruct the exact building of the plaintiff collapsed, or, in the alternative, an order for the defendants to pay him the sum of sixty million naira (N60 million) for the reconstruction of the said building; an order mandating the defendants to pay the plaintiff the sum of one hundred and fifty million naira being general damages, as well as an order mandating the defendants to publish in a national daily an apology letter for the plaintiff’s building collapsed.

Mr. Amalunwoke equally claimed that on 28 July, 2013, he was arrested over “a hollow allegation” that he was a kidnapper. According to him, he was taken to Ojoto Police Station in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State where one Elijah Isaiah was DPO.

The DPO, he said, later handed him over to the men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ichi, Ekwusigo LGA, where Mr. James Nwafor was then the Officer-in-Charge, in order to have “a discreet investigation” but one officer he identified as Fred Adoloye was his Investigation Police Officer (IPO) in the SARS station; adding that after thorough investigation, Adoloye and other officers, who handled his case, found him innocent and released him on bail.

“Not too long”, he continued, “James Nwafor was transferred out of Ichi and Mr. Eyong Obula replaced him as Officer-in-Charge. On his arrival, Mr. Obula, having met with one Mr. Michael Chukwuemeka, a man from my village, who had been instigating the allegation, resurrected the matter and, again, Obula directed the same IPO, Fred Adoloye, to conduct fresh investigation”.

He claimed that the new O/C SARS, Eyong Obula; the IPO, Fred Adoloye and Michael Chukwuemeka, working in concert with each other, went and hired an earth mover, brought it to his family house and used same to destroy and collapse his family house on the allegation that he was a kidnapper; and had been using the said houst as variance with the mission of the Church, which he described as leading people to holiness.



Etiam at libero iaculis, mollis justo non, blandit augue. Vestibulum sit amet sodales est, a lacinia ex. Suspendisse vel enim sagittis, volutpat sem eget, condimentum sem.