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Police denies arrest of Nasarawa Attorney-General

12 October 2012, 16:02

Nasarawa - The police in Nasarawa State have denied reports of the arrest of the state’s  Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mohammed Abdullahi, over an alleged possession of arms and ammunition.

The denial is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Michael Ada, and issued on Friday in Lafia.

The statement said that the story of the arrest of Abdullahi was false, malicious and mischievous.

``The  report is intended not only to smear the name of the Nasarawa State Attorney-General, but also to cause disaffection between the police and the Ministry of Justice,” it read.

It further urged the people not to use ICT as a means of destroying other person’s reputation or cause disaffection among the citizenry, but to apply it towards the development of the society.

The command also warned that freedom of expression should not be construed as a licence for actions capable of breaching the peace in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Abdullahi was allegedly arrested with guns and ammunition at a police check point around Mararaba, in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

The report further claimed that the commissioner was moved to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Lafia, where he was investigated for unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.


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