Sequel to rumours being peddled that the Chairman of Air Nigeria, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim - was arrested and interrogated by officers of the Nigeria Police Force;the Nigeria Police has refuted arresting the business mogul.
TheNigerian police force denying arresting the business mogul in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, pointed that Air Nigeria boss had been invited by the Police investigators at X-Squad Unit, Force CID Abuja, following a petition Mr John Nnorom wrote to the IGP alleging threats to his life by the Chairman of Air Nigeria, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.
The statement pointed that the air Nigeria boss, voluntarily and respectfully, honoured the invitation at the Force CID office, Area 10, Abuja on Thursday 28th June, 2012 and after a brief interaction with detectives he was allowed to go unconditionally.
So far, Police investigation has not established a prima facie case of threat to life against Jimoh Ibrahim. A full report of Police findings will be released as soon as investigations are concluded.
It is worthy to note that Sometime in the month of April, 2012, the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Air Nigeria, Babatunde Akeem, wrote a petition to the Inspector-General of Police accusing an Ex-staff of the company, John Nnorom of Criminal Conspiracy and obtaining the sum of One Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($100,000) under false pretences from the Company.
The petition was eventually, on the order of the IGP, sent to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Lagos for discreet investigation.
An investigation conducted by detectives at SFU did not only indict the suspect, but also led to the recovery of a cash sum of 100,000 USD, believed to be the proceeds of the alleged crime.
The recovered money was registered as exhibit with the Exhibit Keeper and the suspect was subsequently charged to court, the Police having clearly established a prima facie case of criminal conversion against him.