Kalu Ikeagwu, Nollywood actor, says he was “literally abducted” by policemen as opposed to reports that he was arrested.
The actor was on Monday picked up by security operatives at the entrance of his house in Ogba, Lagos.
TheCable Lifestyle’s reporter had on Tuesday visited Ikeagwu’s house and learnt from his neighbour that the actor was arrested over a phone stolen during an abduction in Abuja.
In a statement released Wednesday, Ikeagwu said the “purported policemen” were inconsistent with the reason given for his arrest.
The actor also noted that the officers neither took him into the premises of the police station nor compelled him to write a statement.
“Just to clear the air, I have this to say. I was literally abducted at gunpoint by earring wearing men purported to be policemen (they were five) in an unmarked Hiace bus with civilian number plates and fake identity cards.
“They first claimed to be working on an abduction Abuja case which changed to a robbery case, all while in transit. Even on getting to the police station I was not allowed to go in to the premises but was held outside.
“I repeatedly asked to go into the station where I’d feel safer to ask whatever questions that were burning in my mind regarding my traumatic experience. It did not happen. Instead they told me a phone used for a kidnap was being sought for, later the story changed to robbery then back to kidnap.
“As I write this piece I have not written any police statement in any police station which strikes me as very odd. I’m still wondering why I was molested and kidnapped just because a purported phone no was supposedly tracked to phone.
“Why would they have to harass me when they already had details of the buyer and seller of the phone? In a legitimate situation,the seller of the stolen phone should be the key witness in this investigation, but in this case the police are till now very reluctant to meet the seller.”
“I know there are mysteries I need to unravel in this case and I will try to get answers to them”, Ikeagwu added.
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