Khana Men Arraigned in Court for allegedly Writing Derogatory Petition to Rivers Police Commissioner

A 40 years old man, Douglas Loolo and his brother Kingdom Loolo have been arraigned before a Port Harcourt Magistrate court presided by chief magistrate Chinelo Odili for allegedly writing a petition deemed derogatory and defamatory to the person of the Rivers State Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan to the Inspector General of Police.
Both natives of Luuwa in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, the two Loolos are now facing two count charges for petitioning the Commissioner of Police and sending a text message to Senator Lee Maeba allegedly filled with derogatory and defamatory contents.

The defendants are sons of the paramount ruler of Luuwa, the Late Robert Loolo who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by some persons the sons alleged are from the community sometime in June, 2019.

City News gathered that trouble started when the sons who said they were disappointed with the manner the police was handling the case, complained of the unending and unfruitful investigation into the matter and decided to write a petition to the IGP against the manner which the Police Commissioner Joseph Mukan was handling the matter. 

The sons told journalists that they had previously written to the CP to express their reservations with the police handling of their father's death; and received no answers and response. 

According to them, it was after several failed attempts to get the CP to look critically into their petitions that they went further to petition the Inspector General of Police over the poor handling of the matter at the state level. 

This move by the two sons of the late paramount ruler, City News gathered earned them both detention and arraignment. 

According to them, they were allegedly invited by the CP over the weekend. They honored the invitation with hope that the CP want to address the issues raised in their petition to the IGP but did not make it home after they were detained and subsequently arraigned in court on Monday. 

Kingdom Loolo said he had attracted the wrath of senator Maeba after he sent him a message accusing him of obstructing justice by allegedly securing bail for some youths arrested by men of the anti- kidnapping unit of the state police command in connection with his father's alleged kidnap and murder.

Our correspondent reports that the senator, who is also a native of Luuwa was dragged into the matter as the family of the late king are alleging that youths loyal to him were responsible for the kidnap and murder of their father.  The children are of the opinion that Maeba is providing protective shield to the youths. 

The two men were granted bail by her lordship, chief magistrate Chinelo Odili after their arraignment on Monday and the matter has been adjourned till 28th September for hearing.