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Police boss denies ordering arrest of Tambuwal

24 November 2014, 12:10

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has denied ordering the arrest of any person involved in the disturbance of public peace at the National Assembly on Thursday.

Abba said that the decision to arrest any suspect in connection with the incident lay with the police officers investigating the matter.

This is contained in a statement by Police spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, a Commissioner of Police, on Saturday in Abuja.

According to Abba, it lies with the investigating police officers to determine who to invite, quiz and prosecute as the case may be’’.

Meanwhile, the I-G has condemned what he described as “unwarranted attack” on police officers providing security at a political rally in Oke Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

Also read: Tambuwal denied access to National Assembly

One Police Inspector was said to have been shot dead and five others seriously injured in the incident.

A statement by the police authorities in Abuja said that Abba had ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.

He reiterated his warning to political actors to desist from the use of thugs.

He also reaffirmed the resolve of the force to provide a safe and secure corridor for all political competitor but stressed that offenders of the Electoral Act would be prosecuted.

 - NAN



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