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Defence lawyer asked me to scuttle kidnap case— POLICEMAN

Head of the Surveillance Squad, Owerri Urban Police Division, Mr. Cyprian Ubo, yesterday stunned Imo State High Court presided over by Justice Paschal Nnadi, as he narrated how a defence lawyer (names withheld) in a kidnap case promised to give him whatever he wanted to scuttle the efforts of the prosecution.

Ubo said: “A defence lawyer in this matter promised to pay anything, if I help to free his client.

“My life is being threatened. I have been getting funny visits and calls. I am here to tell the court all I know in this matter. I will be forced to defend myself if any lawyer ever makes the mistake of visiting me again in connection with the matter.”

The policeman told the court that the suspects kidnapped one Chidiebere Ude and collected N4.7 million ransom and stole his vehicle.

Justice Nnadi described the report as “shocking,” adding that the lawyer knew he would be in trouble if the matter got to the appropriate quarters.

He was led in evidence by Assistant Director of Public Pro-secution, Mr. Kevin Nwokorie.

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