November 29, 2022



Abuja bizman petitions IGP over alleged menace to his life

IGP Baba Alkali

An Abuja-based businessman and monetary advisor, Dr. Maurice Ibe, has petitioned the Inspector Normal of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, citing alleged menace to his life accusing the Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi of orchestrating it.

Charles Ude, Esq of Charles Ude and Co, Solicitors to Dr. Ibe had, in a petition (Ref No. CU/01/EB/2022) to the IGP, raised the alarm to the police authorities to forestall the alleged “unlawful and illegal try and abduct, kidnap and harass Dr. Maurice Ibe by the chief governor of Ebonyi state.”

Ude had alleged within the petition that his consumer, who can be the chief government Officer of Mauritz Walton Nigeria Restricted, Abuja, had observed “clandestine strikes by some policemen round his dwelling and workplace premises in unmarked autos, which he has causes to suspect the boys had been appearing on the instruction of Governor Dave Umahi, consequently, the necessity for the IGP to guard him from being attacked or kidnapped by the Policemen despatched after him by the governor.”

Within the mentioned petition, the solicitor defined that primarily based on a Memorandum of Endeavor (MoU), Mauritz Walton Nigeria Restricted and Andrew Bishopton Restricted, appearing as companions, entered right into a working relationship that enabled them to collaborate on a consultancy contract for Ebonyi state authorities, ensuing within the restoration of the sum of USD119,419,427.59 (One Hundred and Nineteen Million, 4 Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, 4 Hundred and Twenty–Seven United States {Dollars}, Fifty–9 Cents) for the state, as over-deductions and miscellaneous expenses wrongfully made by the federal authorities of Nigeria on international loans utilised by Ebonyi state authorities from 1995- 2002.

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Based on him, the Ebonyi state authorities defaulted within the cost of the consultancy charges agreed between her and the consultants, ensuing within the submitting of Swimsuit No.FHC/PH/CS/35/2022 between Andrew Bishopton Restricted and the agency of his consumer, Mauritz Walton Nigeria Restricted, versus the federal government of Ebonyi state.

 “Consequently, on Thursday, July 21, 2022, the Courtroom, presided over by Honourable Justice Stephen Daylop Pam handed judgement of their favour, and ordered Umahi and the Ebonyi state authorities to pay them the agreed quantity primarily based on the providers rendered.

 “Our consumer had noticed the next of his automobile and the unusual motion of individuals in unmarked autos round his dwelling and workplace, on or because the thirty first July, 2022,” the petition indicated. 

Nevertheless, in a response, the particular assistant on media and technique to the governor, Chooks Oko, mentioned, “Ebonyi state doesn’t know Dr. Maurice Ibe and thus has no enterprise with him.

“It’s clear to all Nigerians how the Paris Membership refund to states was achieved; is Ebonyi totally different? The particular person he named as his accomplice ended up apologising that she misled the general public about her case with Ebonyi; so what case is he referring to once more? It’s good he petitioned the IGP, let the police do their work.”