The traditional ruler of Operemor Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Pere Samuel Evah, Pere Egran 1, is in trouble with the law for making false allegations against the police and nine of his subjects, who he accused of operating militant camps.
The monarch had, in a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, alleged that one Mr. Owen Nanakumoh and others ran camps, where militants were trained for alleged nefarious purposes.
He had urged the police boss to investigate and prosecute the accused persons for allegedly creating problems, intimidating, harassing and engaging in criminal activities in the kingdom.
However, following directives from the state police headquarters to DSP Emmanuel Ikorima-Owiye to investigate the petition from the royal father, DSP Ikorima-Owiye, in his report to the Commissioner of Police, ‘A’ Department, Asaba, indicted the monarch.
“I am of the opinion and recommendation that the petitioner be invited to explain further his series of allegations against law enforcement agents, whereas, he the petitioner, from records available, is guilty of all his allegations,” he said.
DSP Ikorima-Owiye, a former Divisional Police Officer of Burutu Police Station in the Burutu council area, said all the allegations the royal father leveled against the nine indigenes of the kingdom in his petition were offences the traditional ruler himself was engaged in and recommended that the monarch be invited for questioning.
Evah has since then been invited to Abuja to clarify his allegations against those he had written petition against in his kingdom and also to further explain what he knew about a forged police report/comment in a forged letter head signed by one DCP Sam Akaula, who in turn has denied any knowledge of the forged document.
It was also gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declined to investigate the monarch over a petition in which the royal father was alleged to run a non-existent militant camp called Brebregha Camp, where millions of Naira was paid to persons over 70-years.
All efforts to reach the traditional ruler for his comments on the matter proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.