The Nigerian Navy has denied media reports that its personnel on security duty during the recently concluded Presidential elections molested voters in Kogi State.
The Chief of Training and Operations at the Nigerian Navy Headquarters (CTOP) Rear Admiral Obiora Medani at a press conference in Abuja said Navy personnel did not molest any voters as reported in some section of the media.
A group, the Igala Youth Forum had on Monday told journalists during a press conference in Kogi state that Navy personnel molested voters in the state during the recent Presidential election.
However, Rear Admiral Medina stated that the allegation by the group is unfounded and untrue.
Medina said: “We have investigated the case but there is no foundation to the allegation as reported. The Personnel of the Navy never deviated from their role of providing security back-up for the Police.
“The security arrangement was strict and the instructions given quite clear.”
He said the Navy is apolitical and does not involve itself in things that are not professional.
Rear Admiral Medani queried media practitioners to always check facts before publication, pointing out that: “the foundation to this story is difficult to explain; we say categorically that no Navy personnel harassed any voter in Kogi state.”
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