HOW TO WRITE A PETITION TO THE POLICE IN NIGERIA



The Hon. Commissioner of Police
Name of State Police Command
Name of LGA
Name of State.

Sir,


ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING, TREAT TO LIFE, GRIEVOUS BODY HARM, ACT OF TERRORISM, INHUMAN AND DEGRADING TREATMENT, TORTURE AND DEPRIVATION OF PERSONAL LIBERTY

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We have been consulted and our services retained by Mr./Mrs./Dr./Engr./Hon./Prof. ………………………… of …………….. village in ………………… Local Government Area of ……………….. State who shall hereinafter be referred to as our Client pursuant to the above subject. Our instructions are as hereunder represented.
1.     That in furtherance to the compliant of 15th July, 2013, by our Client to your office which is currently being investigated, we wish to further state as follows:

2.     That our Client is ……….. years old retired civil servant/Doctor/Engineer/Farmer/Businessman (as the case may be), now rounding up the remaining years of his life as a business person (or whatever profession).

3.     That on the ……. day of ………… choose a current month), 20…… (year) the under listed persons confronted and abducted our Client in his/her farm/office/workshop/stall (as the case may be), at …………………. (Address here) in ……………… Government Area of ……………. State. They are;

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(a)    Mr. A (a.k.a. Walter) - a marijuana baron and Supreme Leader of this notorious gang.
(b)    Mr. B (a.k.a. Ugbogi) Deputy Supreme Leader
(c)    Mr. C (a.k.a Agba)
(d)    Mr. E (a.k.a. Black shadow)
(e)    Mr. E (a.k.a School Boy)
(f)     Mr. F (a.k.a. Africa)
(g)    Mr. G (a.k.a. Angel) marijuana salesman to 2 (a) above.
(h)    Mr. F (a.k.a. Odu-enyi)
They are all living at …………………… (Address here).

4.     That as soon as the above-mentioned persons confronted our Client in his/her farm/office/workshop/stall (as the case may be) aforesaid, they released two gun-shots and one of them Mr. D immediately grabbed our Client and others helped to push him down between the heaps in the farm/office/workshop/stall (as the case may be). They searched him and deprived him of his belongings which include;

(a)    N12,450.00 (twelve thousand four hundred and fifty kobo only)

(b)    Nokia Mobile phone with SIM No. 080xxxxxxxxxxxx register with MTN,GLO, AIRTEL, ETISILAT Mobile Communication.

5.     That they threatened to kill our Client should he raise any alarm.

6.     That Mr. A (a.k.a. Walter) shouted that they had caught a big fish whose children are bankers and ordered his boys to carry our Client through a bush foot path to their hiding place where they would demand and receive a huge some of money from our Client’s children before they would release him.

7.     That they carried our Client up through the said foot path and on the way, the deputy leader would shout “K-I-S-S” and at this commend they would slide our Client back on the foot path.

8.     That after our Client for a distance they dropped him and ordered him to walk fast. And as he was walking weakly they continued pushing him and spitting on him.

9.     That while they were marching our Client to a place unknown to him, they met one Mr. H and his son Mr. I, coming from the opposite direction on the said footpath.

10.   That Mr. H and his son asked them where they were marching our Client to and instead of replying them, they started beating the duo, Mr. H and his son.

11.   That after beating them, their leader (Walter) commanded his group to march our Client back to the ……………………. Road from there they would carry our Client to ……………… Community Secondary School Field.

12.   That at the front of Mr. J compound along ……………………… Road, the …………… Youths confronted them, that is Walter and group

13.   That based on the confrontation, the Walter and Group left our Client and went away with our Client personal belongings they seized from him.
14.   That based on the illegal marijuana sales and distribution being carried out at ……………….. village/town by Mr. C (a.k.a. Water), the …………………. village on …………… (date here)  (month here), 20….., gave the said Walter 30 days Quit Notice to pack out of ……………. village.
A copy of the said Notice is attached herewith.

15.   That on or about ……. (month here), 20……., One Mr. K (a.k.a. Esele-Ego), ordered Mr. L never to come or pass through any part of …………………. Community since he (Mr. M) reported Walter and Group to the police.

16.   That Mr. G was always holding meetings with Walter and Group showing that he conspired with the said Group to treat our Client detailed above.

17.   That since (date, month and year here) after the above Group dealt with our Client the way mentioned above he has been sick and weak. But now that he is getting better he now consulted us as herein represented.

18.   That the son of Mr. H, mentioned in paragraph 9 above was beaten to a coma with his ear drums destroyed leaving him in a state of deafness. He is now receiving treatment at General Hospital at …………………. (address here).

19.   That these hoodlums have vowed to burn down our Client’s house and to kill ever member of his family should he report this matter to the police.

20.   That their leader Mr. A (a.k.a.Walter) has boasted that the police at …………………………. are under his pay roll and would never arrest him nor any member of his gang.

21.   That consequent upon their threat to the lives of members of our Client’s family, they are now living in hiding and could no longer go about their legitimate businesses for fear of being attacked since they carry guns about unchallenged by anybody.

22.   That Mr. B and gang are equally boasting that they would kidnap our Client’s grown up children working at the Bank and to kill them should they fail to pay them heavy ramsome.

PRAYER:  We are therefore Sir, urging you to use your good offices to bring the above mentioned  persons to book to allow our Client , members of his family and law abiding citizens of …………… village to have peace and go about their lawful businesses unmolested by this gang.

We looking forward to your prompt response Sir, as a stitch in time saves Nine.

Yours faithfully,


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MR. K.P. ESQ
Name of Chambers
Address here
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