Please I Need Help On How To Retrieve My Car Back From EFCC
Please I need help on this,
I live in Owerri, Imo state and I’m in need of your help/guidance on this problem that befell me.
I am into the e-commerce business, I buy goods from China and resell online through paid advertisement on Google and Facebook while I use local courier companies to deliver the products to customers who order for it and collect payment from them at point of delivery.
I’ve used KOS and currently using Exact Destination Services, both have offices in Lagos, and my business is registered with CAC.
On 24th October 2019, I was sleeping in my apartment when I was woken up by banging on my door and windows, I hide somewhere thinking it was arm robbers, later on, I found out it was the EFCC, so I opened the door and came out. It turned out the EFCC was raiding a lot of compounds on the street I lived in, and this was a house I moved into the 1st week of August.
They arrested the majority of the young guys living at the street including myself and took us to Enugu, they took me, my laptop, my car (Lexus ES330, phones, my business stamp, my 9mobile hotspot)
This was after I told them I’m not involved in any fraudulent business and requested they check my phones and laptop there which they refused to do. We were first taken to the police station at Fire Service, Owerri and after some hours, we were put inside their bus and left for Enugu without allowing us to inform anyone of our whereabouts.
After we reached Enugu, they still didn’t allow us to make any call until the next week Monday when I was able to reach some of my friends and family who now rushed down to Enugu, on the same Monday they started investigating us one by one, after investigating me and didn’t find any evidence against me, they granted me bail and gave me a document containing bail conditions including provision of a 16 level civil servant or a property owner in Enugu, and I couldn’t meet up with this demands.
I met the IPO in charge of my case and asked him for help, he introduced me to a lawyer who after discussion, I was charged N200,000 for the perfection of the bail conditions for myself and N300,000 for application to bail out my car since nothing incriminating was found on me.
Out of frustration, I paid the money to the lawyer and I was released the same day and was told my car would be out in 2 weeks’ time.
Since then to date, they have not released my car, they requested I submit my bank account statements which I have complied with but they kept giving me stories of oga is not available to sign for the release since then to date.
Sir/ma, I need help and guidance in resolving this problem and getting my car back, this is the sweat that I earned legally.
Last time I spoke to the Efcc official handling my case, he told me that, he is thru with the investigation that he is not happy my car is parked there despite I didn’t do anything.
What Should I Do Next?