Following serious allegations by a certain Nkeiruka Kamalu that she was raped by a Federal lawmaker, Uju Kingsley Chima that hitherto appeared on front-page this morning,
The Police in Imo State have described as “frivolous and unfounded” the
allegation of rape levelled against Kingsley Uju Chima, a member of the
House of Representatives.
SP Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesman for
the Imo Police Command, said at a news conference on Wednesday that the
allegation against the lawmaker, representing Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta/ Oru
West Federal Constituency was unfounded.
The PPRO said
investigations revealed that a woman, Mrs Nkeiruka Kamalu, 40, and other
conspirators attempted to blackmail and extort money from the lawmaker.
According to him, on May 5, a case of advance fee fraud, conspiracy, forgery and threat to life, was lodged against Kamalu.
said that the woman had claimed to be pregnant for Chima and
blackmailed him into sending various sums of money to her, including the
money to travel to Canada to have the baby.
said that diligent investigations revealed that Kamalu was neither
pregnant nor travelled to Canada nor had a set of twins as she claimed.
He said rather, she connived with one Emeka Muoneke to buy a child somewhere at Nnewi in Anambra for N1.8 million.
“Our investigations reveal that all of Kamalu’s allegations were false.
“She actually got software that enabled her phone to show a foreign number anytime she placed a call to Chima.
and Muoneke confessed to the crime and also led detectives to Nnewi
where they bought the child and all the suspects, including a
homoeopathic doctor, who sold the baby to them, were arrested and
charged to court.
“We have all the details of the phone calls, text and WhatsApp messages she sent to Chima, using her phone and that of Muoneke.
hereby wish to state that Kamalu’s claims that she was victimised,
tortured and unlawfully detained were false and baseless and intended to
deceive members of the public,’’ the PPRO said.