Ongoing Investigation and Police Procedure
The Nigeria Police Force has addressed allegations of undue influence by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Frank Emeka-Mba, in a case involving a Cameroonian businessman, Langwa Brezhnev, and his Nigerian business partner, Hillary Emeka-Mba. The police stated that the investigation of Brezhnev by the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Lagos Annex, adheres to standard Police Investigative Procedure.
Allegations of Illegal Arrest and Unlawful Detention
Human rights activist and lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, representing Brezhnev, issued a press statement alleging illegal arrest and unlawful detention of his client. However, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, countered these claims, stating that the suspect was arrested in Uyo and brought to Lagos for questioning due to a petition titled, ‘Complaint Against Mr Langwa Brezhnev Over The Obtainment of Goods By False Pretence and Fraud in Respect of Sale of Fertilizer.’
Denial of Filial Relationship
The police categorically denied the claim that DIG Frank Emeka-Mba is related to the complainant, Hillary Emeka-Mba. They clarified that there is no familial connection between the two, and the resemblance in names is purely coincidental. The police further asserted that the allegations against DIG Frank Mba are baseless, referring to them as a “psychological projection and campaign of calumny.
It’s evident that the Nigeria Police Force is taking a proactive approach in addressing the allegations of undue influence surrounding the case involving Langwa Brezhnev and Hillary Emeka-Mba. The ongoing investigation by the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Lagos Annex, appears to follow standard police procedures, ensuring fairness and transparency in the process.
The involvement of human rights activist and lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, adds an interesting twist to the story, as he has raised concerns about the alleged illegal arrest and unlawful detention of Brezhnev. However, the police have firmly denied these claims, citing a proper remand order issued by the Igbosere Magistrate Court 21 in Lagos.
A crucial aspect of this review lies in the police’s denial of any filial relationship between Deputy Inspector-General, Frank Emeka-Mba, and the complainant, Hillary Emeka-Mba. The police clarified that the resemblance in names is purely coincidental, dismissing Effiong’s allegations of undue influence against the senior officer.
It is commendable to see the Nigeria Police Force addressing these serious allegations in a timely and transparent manner. The public is encouraged to rely on the ongoing court proceedings for the resolution of this matter, rather than resorting to media defamation. As the case continues to unfold, it remains essential to uphold the professional reputation of senior police officers and ensure justice takes its course.