Police arrest consultant, collect N100,000 bail

The police in Lagos have arrested a business consultant, Mr. Kingsley Uzoaru, for allegedly having “incriminating documents” in his laptop.
PUNCH Metrolearnt that Uzoaru, who was arrested on Friday, January 22, was bailed on Saturday after his wife, Oluchi, paid N100,000 allegedly demanded by the policemen who were attached to the Security and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Ikeja.
Our correspondent gathered that at about 10am on the Friday, Uzoaru entered a cybercafe on Bestford Avenue in the Oke-Afa, Isolo area of the state, and the policemen, identified as Mike, Austin and Chilaka, also walked into the centre and arrested him.
The policemen, who were reportedly not in uniform, drove Uzoaru away in a commercial bus to the Ago-Okota Police Division where they interrogated him over the laptop.
PUNCH Metrolearnt that the policemen thereafter allegedly asked Uzoaru to pay N250,000 to regain his freedom, but when he could not raise the amount, he was detained overnight.
Our correspondent learnt that on Saturday, Oluchi brought N100,000 which was given to Chilaka to secure the bail of her husband.
It was learnt that the police withheld the laptop since the day of the incident, on the allegation that Uzoaru had suspicious documents.
Speaking withPUNCH Metro, the business consultant, who said he wrote business proposals for individuals and companies for a living, claimed that his wife borrowed the N100,000 from her friends and relations, adding that she needed to settle her creditors.
Uzoaru stated that the police had not found anything incriminating so far in his laptop, saying he should be given his tool to continue his work.
He said, “They were not in uniform when they walked into the centre. They asked me to follow them to the bus, and they drove off. I was wondering what my offence was. Then they asked me what I did for a living.
“I told them if they were looking forYahoo Yahoo boysat the café, I was not one of them. I told them that I used my laptop to write business proposals for individuals and companies. When we got to the Ago-Okota division, they searched my computer, and they saw some business documents and asked me questions about them.
“I answered them, but it seemed it was not my explanation that they needed. When we got to the station, they collected my phone, saying that I should not record the conversation.

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