Eze Nnanna Oparaocha-Ekwe, the traditional ruler of Ulakwo in ?Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo, has?accused a policeman of complicity in a failed attempt to kidnap him.
Oparaocha-Ekwe alleged in a petition to the Police Commissioner in Imo, Mr Adisa Bolanta, that one Charles Uruakpa, an inspector, and his 17-year-old son, Promise, were involved in the kidnap attempt.
In the petition through his lawyer, Chief Noel Agwuocha, the monarch alleged that a man from Abia who posed as a soldier from Sokoto was the point man.
The petition alleged that the inspector’s son accompanied the fake soldier, who gave his name as Garuba, to his palace to abduct him last December.
“The ‘soldier’ had come with a young boy who functioned as his guide; the so-called small boy happens to be the son of a policeman who lives in Ulakwo,” the petition said.
The petition said that Garuba, supposedly deployed to Ulakwo from the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, could not speak Hausa when somebody in the palace engaged him in the language.
“The bubble burst when the so-called soldier started to panic and mentioning names and stating his real mission which was to kidnap the Eze.
“Soon, a crowd gathered and he began to mention ‘mopol’ and DPO as persons who knew about his mission.
“In the process, the small boy’s father, a serving policeman, was mentioned as the DPO of Central Police Station, Owerri,” the petition added.
The monarch stated that the police later arrested, humiliated and detained him.
He demanded an apology from the police force, the cleansing of the land and N100 million as compensation.