Police ask politicians to desist from thuggery
The Ogun State Police Command has set up an investigative team to look into the Thursday bloody clash between factions of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which resulted in the shooting of eight persons. Four police officers were also injured during the violence.
Some alleged party thugs had launched a violent attack at attendees of a meeting conveyed by a senator, Gbenga Obadara, at Wasinmi Market Square located in Ewekoro Local Government Area.
The state commissioner of police, Ikemefuna Okoye, in a statement said the investigative team would be headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Investigation), Aminu Alhassan.
According to the statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the commissioner inaugurated the team in his office on Friday after a brief meeting with the management team of the command.
Mr. Okoye also ordered the team to arrest or invite those concerned or indicted in the crisis. He said the team should forward its report within a week.
The commissioner expressed his disappointment at those who accused the police of complicity and/or bias in the crisis. He said the accusations were unfair since the officers at the scene had performed their duties diligently and some were injured in the shootout.
He said the command would not in any way be involved in any political game since such would be contrary to the ethics of the Nigeria Police Force.
“The command therefore advises politicians to play politics with decorum and in line with the ethics of politics as a profession,” he said.
He added that those involved in political thuggery thus causing crisis would not be spared by the police.