Journalist seeks Oyo CP’s reopening of alleged attempted trafficking of son’s case

CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwowu

An Ibadan-based media practioner, Mr Nurudeen Alimi, has writen to the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwowu, seeking the reopening of the suspended investigation into an alleged attempted trafficking case of his son.

Alimi, in the letter dated July 24, 2020, submitted at the Commissioner of Police’s office on Friday, with a copy of the letter bearing the official stamp of the police acknowledging receipt made available to the media on Sunday, appealed to the CP to reopen investigation into the case in the interest of justice.

In the letter, he alleged that sometime in October, 2017, he got a hint that his estranged wife, Mrs Kehinde Alimi, as they were still legally married at that time, “visited the Nigerian Immigration Service, Oyo State Command alongside his son to procure an international passport with number A08706119 for him using another surname with the intent to take him out of the country without his consent.”

Alimi, further said, “I was reliably informed by the officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service after thorough investigation into the matter,” that his former wife had “obtained a new birth certificate with different surname for my son and presented same for the process of procuring the said international passport.”

Alimi said: “She connived with one Mr Victor Adaramoye to change my son’s surname on the data page of the international passport. They actually changed the name to bear Adaramoye as surname against his original surname, Alimi,” alleging that, his ex-wife presented the bearer of the name, Adaramoye, “as the father of my son as his name appeared on the application form and a consent letter as required by law in the process of applying for international passport for minors,” which Alimi said was written by “Adaramoye,” alleging that he claimed to be the father of his son, who according to him, was just four years old at that time.

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“I am confused and baffled by this callous act of my ex-wife who at that time took my son from my lawful custody with the sole aim of trafficking him to a particular ddestination,” which Alimi said was known to her and her collaborator.

He said in his letter to the CP, that the reason he sought his approval for the reopening of the matter “is that the terms with which the case which was under investigation at the Anti-Kidnapping Sqaud, Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, was suspended has been/being disregarded” by his ex-wife, which he alleged suggested that his ex-wife and “her cohort,” according to him, “still have the intention of taking his son away,” as he said the young boy is still in the custody of his ex-wife, who he said “is presently living with another man and already had a child for him.”

Alimi, however, implored the CP in his letter that: “It is, therefore, on this note, that I urge you to use your good office to direct the reopening of investigation into the above complaints in the interest of justice and to further prevent the trafficking of my son, to an unknown destination.”