Why We Quizzed Jimoh Ibrahim –Police



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The Police have thrown more light into the circumstances that led to Jimoh Ibrahim’s presence at   Force Headquarters in Abuja.A statement by police spokesman Frank Mba titled: Clarification On Jimoh Ibrahim Visit To  Force CID, Abuja said “John Nnorom wrote a petition to the IGP alleging threats to his life by the Chairman of Air Nigeria, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim. On the strength of his petition, Police investigators at X-Squad Unit, Force CID Abuja, saddled with the task of investigating the complaint, invited Jimoh Ibrahim.

The police spokesman added that “ Voluntarily and respectfully, Jimoh ibrahim honoured the invitation. This is the reason for his presence at the Force CID office, Area 10, Abuja on Thursday 28th June, 2012. After a brief interaction with detectives he was allowed to go unconditionally.”

Read details of the Force Headquarters statement on the Jimoh Ibrahim saga below:

CLARIFICATION ON JIMOH IBRAHIM VISIT TO  FORCE CID, ABUJA

Sequel to rumours being peddled around town (particularly on the internet and social network) that a business mogul-Jimoh Ibrahim- was arrested and interrogated by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and the unending enquiries from the media seeking clarification on the matter, it has become necessary to provide the media and the public facts concerning the recent visit of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim to the Force CID, Abuja.

Sometime in the month of April, 2012, the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Air Nigeria , one Babatunde Akeem, wrote a petition to the Inspector-General of Police accusing an Ex-staff of the company, one John Nnorom of Criminal Conspiracy and Obtaining the sum of One Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($100,000) under false pretences from the Company. The petition was eventually, on the order of the IGP, sent to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Lagos for discreet investigation.

A thorough investigation conducted by detectives at SFU did not only indict the suspect, but also led to the recovery of a cash sum of 100,000 USD, believed to be the proceeds of the alleged crime. The recovered money was registered as exhibit with the Exhibit Keeper and the suspect was subsequently charged to court, the Police having clearly established a prima facie case of criminal conversion against him. The case which is currently pending at the Magistrate Court 5, Lagos Island , Lagos State has been adjourned till 23rd July, 2012.

While on bail but still standing trial in the above mentioned criminal case at a Magistrate Court in Lagos, John Nnorom wrote a petition to the IGP alleging threats to his life by the Chairman of Air Nigeria, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim. On the strength of his petition, Police investigators at X-Squad Unit, Force CID Abuja, saddled with the task of investigating the complaint, invited Jimoh Ibrahim.

Voluntarily and respectfully, Jimoh ibrahim honoured the invitation. This is the reason for his presence at the Force CID office, Area 10, Abuja on Thursday 28th June, 2012. After a brief interaction with detectives he was allowed to go unconditionally.

So far, Police investigation has not established a prima facie case of threat to life against Jimoh Ibrahim. A full report of Police findings will be released as soon as investigations are concluded.

 


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