Attack on Kogi lawmakers: Gov Bello, CP not involved –Police
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja
The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu has denied that he and the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello were at the House of Assembly complex to stop its plenary session on Monday.
A release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, said the publication was aimed at tarnishing the image of the police chief and that of the governor.
The statement reads in part: “This report is not only false but unarguably from the figment of the writer’s imagination calculated to manipulate the mindset of the public against the Kogi State Police Command.”
The statement said the CP, as a professional would not participate in such dishonorable and unethical act.
“The CP, as a proactive measure, deployed personnel to the state House of Assembly, based on intelligence report received of threat of breakdown of law and order. The CP further reached out to the Speaker of the House to ensure that there was no threat to public peace at the State House of Assembly.
“Those who know the CP will never associate him with such unprofessional behaviour as reported in the online publication and such proficient act as carried out by the CP should not be misconstrued as storming the house to stop plenary from holding.
“The CP’s concern is to ensure maintenance of law and order and a crime free Kogi State. The CP, hereby, demands that the post be retracted so as not to mislead the general public of his good intention.”
The PPRO said the CP has ordered a full scale investigation into the fracas and whoever was found culpable, would face the full wrath of the law.