Police lied against me–Woman accused of plotting assassination against Aunt

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A UK based  woman Augustina Osaigbevo accused by the Lagos State Police Command of  sponsoring assassins to kill her aunt Madam Gladys Osaigbevo-Omon, said she was framed  up.

Augustina made the denial in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The petition was  dated Aug. 17, 2018.

She said all the allegations against her were false and and concocted by her accusers.

She urged the IGP  to investigate the case, with a view to identifying those involved.

NAN recalled that, on Aug. 6, 2018, the commissioner of police in Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal paraded two men, Osaro Okonoboh and Lucky Oboh who were arrested over the alleged attempt to assassinate Madam Gladys Osaigbevo-Omon.

Edgal alleged during the press briefing that Augustina hired the two men for N4.5 million,  and paid  N500,000 in advance to carry out  the assassination  in Benin City, Edo.

NAN further reports that the two suspects told newsmen  they were hired  by Augustina.

However, Augustina denied sending anyone to assassinate Madam Gladys. She said her petition to  the I-G is meant to  clear her name.

“I am making this complaint with deep wounds in my heart, therefore, asking the I-G for a comprehensive investigation, so that my reputation and integrity severally tarnished by the police in Lagos can be restored by your office”, she wrote in the petition.

“Nigerians abroad have heard of superb and breathtaking investigations and intelligence gathering techniques your Tactical Response Team and world acclaimed achievements by the I-G Intelligence response Team, which has(sic) placed Nigeria in the league of high(sic) respected countries.

“Sadly, the conduct of officers in Lagos command in this matter, fall(sic) short of the standard your office has set in the area of intelligence gathering and investigation,” she said.

Augustina demanded evidence of the financial transactions between her and the suspects or any other person.

She questioned  the economic benefit she would enjoy raising  N4.5million, a third of her annual income as a social worker in UK,  to kill her aunt.

Augustina also denied having any contact with the Nigeria Police on the matter, stressing that since the press briefing, no police in UK or Nigeria had contacted her . She  accused the  Lagos Police Command  of bias .

She also denied the allegation of human trafficking in UK and  using her nephew Mary for prostitution. She claimed she  helped Mary to UK  to do  hair dressing job. But she was  arrested by UK Police  and placed  for deportation.

Augustina  claimed to have received many embarrassing calls from friends and relatives over the matter.

She  asked  the I-G to set up a team to carry out a comprehensive investigation  and  how the police in Lagos got involved.

She said the probe team  should find out the roles played by every individual, including the police in Lagos and  secure evidence of financial transactions between her and the arrested suspects.

“I request that the report of investigation into this case be made public. I demand for a public apology from Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Imohimi Edgal for his unprofessional conduct, public disgrace and humiliation he brought to my person and credibility.

“I know that the I-G who is known as a thoroughbred and seasoned police officer, will do justice to my petition and not encourage any cover-up, “ Augustina said.

The police spokesman in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti told NAN that the suspects had been charged to court. He also said Augustina is wanted by the command  and asked her to  submit to police  for investigation.

“The CP only briefed the press based on the complaint the command received”, Oti said. (NAN)

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