A Lagos-based lawyer, Chibeze Azubike, is at daggers drawn with the police over what he described as unlawful detention and assault.
The lawyer lamented that the police detained him for three days at the Lion Building Police Station on Lagos Island over an alleged fraud and declined his demand to see the evidence of the purported crime.
Azubike said he later learnt that his arrest was orchestrated by the girlfriend of one Ihegbu, who rented a three-bedroomed apartment he managed in Imo State.
He explained that the girlfriend had accused Ihegbu, who is based abroad, of fraud and reported the case to the police in Imo.
The lawyer, who said Ihegbu paid N360,000 rent into his account, accused the police of erroneously linking him to the fraud allegation made by the girlfriend.
Azubike explained that his ordeal began on September 19, 2018 when he went to the Diamond Bank branch on Lagos Island to lodge a complaint over difficulty in doing cash transfer from his account domiciled in the bank.
The lawyer, who said he did not know his account had been placed on hold, told Saturday PUNCH that he was delayed by an official of the bank until two policemen came to arrest him for the alleged fraud.
The 39-year-old stated that the policemen locked him up for hours in a room on the bank premises before they took him to the police station. Read more