Ugolor Case UPDATE: Rev. Writes AGF Over Court Order

Ugolor Case UPDATE: Rev. Writes AGF Over Court Order

Detained human right activist, Reverend David Ugolor, has written a letter to Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammend Adoke, over an Edo High Court ruling asking the police to release him forthwith.

Justice Esther Edigin had last week ordered the immediate release of Ugolor from detention.

Ugolor was arrested on July 27 over the murder of Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde. A suspect in police custody identified Ugolor as the sponsor of the murder and told police interrogators that he was paid N200, 000 out of an agreed N2m for the job.

In a letter signed by his Counsel, Olayiwola Afolabi, Ugolor urged Adoke to explain to the police the implication of disobeying court orders. He told the AGF that the motion exparte on notice including the order of court were served to the respondents.

The letter reads: "As the Chief Law Officer of the federation, we are of the opinion that apart from being a party to the suit, your attention should be drawn to the none compliance with the order of court in respect of Rev. David Ugolor's matter."

At a press briefing, Afolabi said the police cannot claim ignorance of the court order, saying he personally took the court order to force headquarters in Abuja. He said, "We want to give the IGP opportunity to ensure compliance. We believe that he will comply. The IGP should not allow politician to use him."

But in a telephone interview, the Police Public Relation Officer, Frank Mbah, said he was not aware of any court order on the matter.

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