–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO (North- East Bureau):
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to immediately commence criminal charges against Eunisell Chemicals Limited, Chika Ikenga and Suraj Yakubu for false information, forgery and impersonation.
The three were accused of having given
“false information, forgery and false impersonation” to the police.
The court order followed a case filed by Mr. Kenneth Amadi, Mrs. Happiness Amadi and IDID Nigeria LTD against the police for withdrawing a criminal case earlier filed by the police against Ikenga, Yakubu and Eunisell.
The court presided over by Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo in an order on Monday, instructed the IGP, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Mr. Anthony Ogizi and Commissioner of Police in charge of the Legal Department, Mr. Augustine Sanomi to “refile the charge and prosecute Chika Ikenga, Suraj Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals Limited for the offences of false information, forgery and false impersonation as contained in charge NO.CR/361/18 between the IGP and the three accused which charge was filed on the 5th of October, 2018 and withdrawn on the 26th of February, 2019.”
The three were charged to court following false allegations of stealing and forgery against an Abuja businessman, Mr. Kenneth Amadi, Mrs. Happiness Amadi and IDID Nigeria Limited.
Kenneth Amadi, was initial accused of stealing, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust by his former employers, Mr. Chika Ikenga and his company, Eunisell.
But after three years of intense investigation, Amadi was exonerated by the police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the accusations.
In giving Amadi a clean bill, the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in its report to the Inspector General of Police, signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ben Nebolisa Okolo for the Commissioner, stated that investigations show that the “allegations of breach of trust and stealing Against Kenneth Amadi could not be proved, therefore cannot be charged for any criminal Offence.”
But Mr. Ikenga and Eudisell unsatisfied with police investigation petitioned the EFCC which conducted two investigations over a period of two years and came to the same conclusion as the police – acquitting Mr. Amadi of any wrongdoing.
The EFCC, in its letter signed by the Head of Intelligence and Special Operation Section, Mr. Sam Adache, stated that after the commission conducted a careful investigation into the allegations, “the conclusion of the investigation, the allegation contained in the said petition could not be sustained.”
The police was later to charge Chika Ikenga, Suraj Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals Limited to court for presentation of false reports. But the case was later withdrawn, a situation which forced the Kenneth Amadi, Happiness Amadi and IDID Nigeria Limited who were criminally accused to approach the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the police to continue the case.
Justice Taiwo in his ruling stated that “having considered the law and the facts before me, this court hereby grants the prayer sought by the applicant. The respondents are hereby compelled to refile the charge and prosecute Chika Ikenja, Suraj Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals Limited for the offences of false information, forgery and false impersonation as contained in charge NO.CR/361/18 between Inspector General of Police and Chika Ikenga, Suraj Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals LTD which was filed on the 5th of October, 2018 and withdrawn on the 26th of February, 2019.
He further ordered that the case should be refiled within 14 days by the respondents on the receipt of the enrolled order of this court.