By Taiwo Okanlawon
Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the withdrawal of six police escorts attached to Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo alias E-Money, on the order of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana confirmed the withdrawal of the escorts to The PUNCH but said he was not aware of the details.
He said, “I can confirm that E-Money’s policemen have been withdrawn. We were ordered to do so and the directive has been complied with. I do not know the reason for the order at this time.”
The PUNCH had exclusively reported that E-Money‘s security details were withdrawn over alleged misuse of the cops.
The business mogul and the younger brother of star artist Kingsley Okonkwo alias K-Cee had become the subject of a police investigation for his flamboyant lifestyle.
It was gathered that Adamu directed the Lagos Police Command to commence investigation into the young billionaire’s sources of income following allegations that he used his police escorts like domestic servants.
The policemen, said to be drawn from B Operations, command headquarters, were alleged to have reduced themselves to carrying umbrellas, handbags and even doing other menial jobs for E-Money and his household.
E-Money is known for his philanthropic works and he has never shied away from displaying his luxury cars and mansions, including the multibillion palatial he unveiled during the yuletide at his hometown in Uli, Anambra State.