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Kogi CP orders full investigation into assembly attack

Kogi State Police Commissioner, Mr Wilson Inalegwu has ordered a full scale investigation into Tuesday’s invasion of the state assembly by suspected thugs. A statement…

Kogi State Police Commissioner, Mr Wilson Inalegwu has ordered a full scale investigation into Tuesday’s invasion of the state assembly by suspected thugs.

A statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, Mr Williams Aya, said that the CP has also warned that anyone found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The statement refuted an online media report which said that the CP and the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello had stormed the assembly to stop the plenary from holding.

"This report is not only false but unarguably from the figment of the writer’s calculated attempt to manipulate the mindset of the public against the Kogi State Police Command.

"The Commissioner of Police as a professional officer of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), will not participate in such dishonourable and unethical act.

"The CP as a proactive measure, deployed personnel to the State House of Assembly, based on intelligence 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 hereby demands that the post be retracted so as not to mislead the general public of his good intention", it stated.

He added that CP’s concern was to ensure maintenance of law and order and a crime-free Kogi State.