An Abuja-based businessman, Alhaji Mubarak Musa, the Chairman, Al-Mubee Group, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as well as the Department of State Service over threat to his life and family.
According to Musa, it was pertinent to make those petitions because one Achema Stephen Akpa had on two occasions stormed his construction site in Abuja and physically assaulted him, destroyed his properties and made threats to his life.
In a series of petitions addressed to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police, the complainant had alleged that the said Akpa had not just intimidated him but also went a step further to assault him physically, after which he made threats to his personal life and property.
The petitions which were sighted by the paper, were filed by Mustapha Mahmud Ibrahim Chambers, for the said incident that happened on December 1, 2022 and February 4, 2023.
In the petition titled: “Petition against Achema Stephen Akpa for Criminal Intimidation, Assault and Threat to my Personal Life and Property”, the solicitors craved for the intervention of the AGF and the IGP.
The petition read thus, “We are the Solicitors of whom we represent and hereby write to your good office for your kind intervention.
“Our client is a law-abiding citizen who is into Real Estate management here in Abuja. Our client and Mr. Achema have been good friends for awhile until this afternoon around 12.40 pm when Mr Achema stormed our client’s site located at Emperor City and Almubee Estate in Wuye district of Federal Capital Territory Area of Abuja with hoodlums in their numbers.
“To my greatest surprise as Achema Stephen came down from his vehicle, he came to me directly and started chanting all sort of words and before I could realize, he slapped me and started punching me with some heavy blows on my face together with his boys.
“Infact, they chased those who wanted to come to my aid away. I was humiliated in front of the public mercilessly for reason I don’t know.
“Afterward, he returned to his vehicle and told to watch out what will happen to me within 24 hours. He then said to me “I will kill you”. I immediately reported to the Police at Wuye Division for swift action.
“After assaulting me, Mr. Achema left with a serious warning that he will come back to finish what he has started, threatening that I should either leave Abuja now or he will wipe me out with my family entirely from the face of the earth.
“Sir, I don’t want to take this threat with laxity because of what my eyes saw today, therefore I am pleading with the Inspector General of Police to kindly order for the arrest of Achema Stephen with his criminal gang to ascertain what is really happening and to ensure the safety of my life and that of my family.”
In another petition to the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, he said Achema allegedly made a return but this time to his site in Wuye Abuja with three vehicles loaded with arm thugs and started destroying properties.
The petition also read thus, “I wish to bring to your notice that as a law abiding citizen, the above Achema Stephen Akpa has been threatening to kill me and take over my properties since last year which necessitated my petitions to the Minister of Justice/Attorney General, Inspector General of Police, Department of State Security Service DSS dated December 1, 2022, seeking the intervention and investigation from the relevant authorities.”
He lamented that rather than arresting and inviting Achema for investigation, he moves around in disdain for constituted authority, “resorts to names dropping that he has all the law enforcement senior officers in his pay roll and that his senior brother is a military general.
“On February 4, 2023 at about 11:40 am he went to my site in Wuye Abuja with three vehicles loaded with arm thugs and started destroying my properties, shooting into the air, attacking my private guards and workers in the site with cutlass, iron rod and sticks.
“The private security guard responded and overpowered and chased away the arms thugs and fled leaving Achema Stephen Akpa before police men from Wuye Division brought the situation to normalcy.
“My private security guard and other workers on the site who sustained various degrees of injuries from the attack were rushed to hospital for medical attention.
“I am using this medium to call on the commissioner of police to use his office to urgently arrest this ugly situation before it degenerate to loss of life.”
He further alleged that he once received a message from a man claiming to be a DSS personnel and requesting him to report in his office tomorrow morning.
“The text reads thus: My name is Julius. I am directed to invite you to the DSS FCT
command, Asokoro by 10 am tomorrow Friday, December 2022″.”
Based on the foregoing, he craved the indulgence of the IGP and DSS to swiftly intervene on the matter.
Afterwards, Musa went a step further to request for armed policemen to reinforce security in his company given the existential threat facing him.
In another petition to the IGP sighted by this paper, he applied for armed policemen from the Special Protection Unit ISPO Bases 7 and 20 to provide guard and escort duties to his company, AL-MUBEE Group.
The said company specialises in general
contract and merchandise with a good number of expatriate, indigenous staff and engineers who manage the affairs of the company.
In the petition requesting for police protection, the company said since their services require that they move from one place to another while discharging our legitimate duties, “our request is necessitated by the prevailing security breach across the country and in order to ensure that our expatriates and indigenous staff as well as the Chief Executive Officer of our company are safe and able to carry out our duties without fear of attack by hoodlum”.
Meanwhile, in a letter of invitation by the IG Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and signed by the Commander, CP Tunji Disu, then a DCP, dated December 5, 2022, which was sighted by this paper, Achema was invited to come in for an interview.
The invitation read thus, “This office is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, issuance of dud cheque, obtaining by false pretence, cheating and intimidation against you.
“In furtherance of investigation, you are kindly requested to interview the officer in-charge FIB-Intelligence Response Team (IRT)… in order to respond to the allegation. Kindly report to Inspector Julius Ishaya… on arrival. Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated, please.”
However, despite the invitation, Achema did not turn up.