Police says allegations by Saraki false, misleading

OrderPaperToday – The Police has reacted to an alarm by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, that his life and those of his family members are at risk.

According to Saraki, thugs allegedly sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been a threat to his life with the support of the Police, asking the public to hold the Inspector General of Police responsible should anything happen to him or his family.

But reacting to the alarm, the Force in a statement by its PRO, Jimoh Moshood, late Friday night dismissed the allegations.

The police its personnel attached to the Senator are intact and all his statutory security protection are also accorded him all the time and there was no complaint from him before now.

Their statement reads: “Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that all the allegations in the statement of the Senate President are incorrect, misleading and false and should be disregarded and discountenanced by the general Public.

“The Nigeria Police Force did not give any protection to any political thug or shield any APC thug to go to family quarters of the Senate President in Agbaji, Ilorin and vandalize houses, shops and inflict wounds with machete on three (3) people as claimed by the Senate President.

“The Police did not receive any complaint. For avoidance of doubt, there was no complaint reported at any Police division within Ilorin metropolis or any other Police Division on the 10th January, 2019 to today 11th January 2019 of any attack, wounding, shooting and destruction of any property by any individual(s) or any political party on their members.

“However, Security within Ilorin metropolis and other locations in kwara State has beefed-up to ensure security of all Nigerians living in the State.”

The Police then assured Nigerians that they do not have any undisguised hostility to the Senate President, family or supporters and will continue to be apolitical and ensure adequate security throughout the country for all political parties, their members and supporters before, during and after the general elections.

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