Gang tries to force man to sell drugs

Nigerian victim decides to leave country

 A 28-year-old Nigerian national said he is being threatened by drug peddlers from Nigeria in south Delhi for refusing to join their gang. 

The victim has now decided to leave the country after being beaten up, his house being ransacked and his mother in Nigeria being forced to pay three lakh Nigerian naira (Rs 1.14 lakh). Valemtime has been living in a rented house in Mehrauli’s Satbari village since April 2013. He told police that the gang even tried to kill him with a machete – a broad, heavy knife – on Saturday. 

Police were informed after an injured Valemtime was admitted to a private hospital in Saket on Saturday. A case was filed after his medical examination was conducted at AIIMS. Valemtime said the gang moves around in a convoy carrying dangerous weapons, and sells drugs to contacts in south and south-east Delhi. He said the gang leader, identified as Kobo Omon, even threatened his mother in Nigeria. 

“Kobo Omon told my mother to send him three lakh Nigerian naira. He threatened that if the money was not paid, his gang would kill me,” Valemtime told Deccan Herald.

He said he left the house and is too terrified to return. He has not informed the Nigerian embassy, but has decided to leave the country to stay with his wife in Canada.

On Valemtime’s complaint, a case of voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons under section 326 of the Indian Penal Code was filed with Mehrauli police station. 

“Kobo Omon is a criminal having no respect for human life. He also sends threatening messages that Delhi Police would not save me,” Valemtime stated in his compliant filed with the SHO of Mehrauli police station.

A senior police officer told Deccan Herald that Valemtime and Kobo Omon are neighbours. A police team conducted a raid at Kobo Omon’s house on Saturday, but he was found absconding. 

“Kobo Omon knows we are after him. A probe is being conducted and we would not be in a situation to confirm the sequence of events till Omon’s statement is recorded,” the officer said. A fresh raid was scheduled to be conducted late on Sunday.

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