By Marcel Samuel
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has been ordered by the House of Representatives to apologies to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who was describe as a ‘drowning man’ by the Force Public Relations Office, CSP Jimoh Moshood.
The motion was passed by the House of Representatives following a debate on the floor of house on the incessant killing of Benue People by Fulani Headsmen and the derogatory and fowl language used by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood to describe the Benue Governor. The house specifically asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to apologies to Governor Samuel Ortom.
It called be recalled that on Tuesday, 6th February 2018, the Force Spokesperson CSP Jimoh Moshood on a live Live Television program;‘Sunrise Daily’ on Channels TV derogatorily called Gov. Ortom a ‘drowning man who is not capable of maintaining law and order in his state’.
Police Apologies to Kassim Afegbua
In another development, the Nigeria Police Force has apologized to Kassim Afegbua, the media aide of Nigeria’s former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, for declaring him wanted.
The apology was tendered on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, when Kassim visited the Police Force Headquarters to turn himself following the public announcement by the Police Authorities that he had been declared wanted by the Police.
Kassim, who went in the company of his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, was told by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the IGP Monitoring Team that it was an error on the part of Police, adding that the Police only wanted to ascertain if there were two different statements in IBB’s name.