The administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area and Chairman, Association of All Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Kogi State chapter, Alhaji Taofiq Isah, yesterday cleared the air over his reported arrest by the police in connection with the recent attack on Senator Dino Melaye.
Isah said contrary to reports that he was arrested by the police, he rather, on his own volition, honoured an invitation sent to him by the State Police Command where he answered some questions over the incident and was allowed to go.
“I’m a law abiding citizen. I’m the number one citizen of Ijumu Local Government Area and supervisory ALGON chairman of Kogi State. Why should I just be arrested just like that?
“There was an incident in my area in which the senator made allegation against me. They only invited me to the police command and I told them what I knew, that was all.
“We have a reformed police organisation in Nigeria today under President Muhammadu Buhari and IGP Ibrahim Idris. Nobody can just be arrested illegally now. That only happened in the past. Police did not arrest me. The police are doing their job and anybody found culpable should be made to face the law,” he said.
He accused Senator Melaye of stage-managing the recent attack in order to create unnecessary tension and confusion in Ijumu Local Government Area, adding that the lawmaker should rather focus on bringing dividends of democracy to the people of Kogi West instead of creating confusion.
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