Kogi Guber: CP Kogi Command warns politicians against unguarded utterances.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja
Kogi State Police Command has advised the general public to disregard a fake, malicious and misleading allegations making the rounds, by one Farouk Adejoh Audu, the Director of communications, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation.
According to a press release signed by the Kogi command’s Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), SP William Aya, the Social Democratic Party official alleged that the Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, plans to attack supporters of the SDP Governorship candidate in Kogi local government area of the state.
The PPRO described the allegation by the SDP as not only fake, but incendiary, perfidious, malicious and misleading.
” The Command wishes to emphatically and categorically state that, the statement is not only the figment of the imagination of Faruk Adejoh Audu and his Candidate, Yakubu Ajaka, who have mastered the art of political gimmickry and brigandage. It is totally false, malicious, pretentious, and highly mischievous”, the Police spokesman said.
The PPRO disclosed that the Commissioner of Police who upon assumption of duty one month ago has so far demonstrated a high level of professionalism by providing a level playing ground for all political parties and their candidates, pleaded not be dragged into politics.
The statement advised the SDP Candidate and his Campaign Organization to leave the Police alone and focus on issues based Campaigns by soliciting for support from the electorate instead of resorting to cheap blackmail.
It further noted that the usual bullying and arm-twisting for political sympathy from the public will not help as already the people know their tricks, gimmicks and antecedents.
” The entire narrative to injure, assassinate and malign the hard-earned reputation and integrity of the Commissioner of Police is the height of insensitivity, callousness, self-serving and emblematic of desperation.
The PPRO recalled that, on June 3rd, 2023 along Abuja-Lokoja road, the SDP Candidate Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and his supporters blocked and attacked the Convoy of the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at Banda some kilometers away from Lokoja.
” During the attack, some of the Governor’s aides sustained varying degrees of injuries. All efforts, invitations and entreaties to come and give his own side of the incident has come to nought. Yet he has been moving around the nooks and crannies of the State without any molestation even when he has no immunity. The case is still under Investigation”, the PPRO recalled.
While warning politicians against unguarded, malicious and provocative utterances, the Command, noted that in a democracy, freedom of expression is a right, but it must be accompanied by responsibility, not to hide under it’s guise to spin out lies, falsehood, innuendos and sensationalism.
The Commissioner of Police, appealing to Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and his Campaign Organization to leave him alone, warned them to desist from all the negative write-ups and frivolous allegations aimed at under-mining the spirited crime-fighting efforts of the Kogi command.
The statement also quoted the Commissioner of Police, urging the general public to disregard and discountenance such mischievous and malicious information, and to be wary of being hoodwinked by Merchants of violence.