Is Delta State Police Boss Protecting Assassins?
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is not happy with the Police Commissioner in Delta State over comments he made after alleged assassination attempt on his life.
The Senator had expressed concerns that the police boss could make such comments, dismissing the assassination attempt he claimed was made at an event on Sunday.
After Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District put forwards his claim, Mr Zanna Ibrahim, dismissed them, insisting that he was not aware of any assassination attempt on Omo-Agege.
“I don’t know about any assassination attempt on the Senator. Didn’t he have policemen with him?
“I know he reported a complaint at the Ekpan Police Station that he was attacked by thugs during an empowerment programme but I don’t know whether it boils down to an assassination attempt.
“My question is didn’t he have policemen with him? As a Senator who will go on empowerment programme, will he go empty handed? The police boss had questioned.
It was not a soothing comment and question for Senator Omo-Agege, as the angry Senator subsequently lambasted the Commissioner.
Insignificant ‘Mole Hill’?
In a statement by the lawmakers’ spokesman, Martin Egharhevwa, entitled “IS DELTA’S CP ZANNA IBRAHIM PROTECTING ASSASSINS? and obtained by Bounce News' correspondent in Delta State Uwadibie John, the Senator highlighted that while they were yet to have recovered from the trauma occasioned by the attack, they were shocked at media report credited to the Delta Commissioner of Police (CP).
He frowned at the CP’s characterisation of the grievous attack as some insignificant ‘mole hill’ wondering why the Police Commissioner will consider Senator Omo-Agage’s claims as a false alarm made for his “own political gains.”
The Statement read: “On Saturday, July 15, 2017, the distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, his wife, APC leaders, and members of the public were violently attacked by gunmen at Uvwie Local Government Area.
“Hundreds of persons witnessed this unprovoked and apparently well-coordinated broad daylight attack by the gunmen who brazenly opened gunfire during Senator Omo-Agege’s otherwise peaceful constituency ‘empowerment’ event in the Local Government Area.
“Indeed, but for bullets that narrowly missed the Senator as a direct target, a Senator of the Federal Republic would have been openly assassinated by now. This attempted assassination left in its bloody trail destruction of property and injuries to people, including Mr Azania Omo-Agege – the senator’s brother”.
The Senator further insisted that the CP’s comment was a demonstration of a very shockingly dangerous and unexpected tolerance for the violent public crime against the Senator and the Delta State APC.
He further questioned why the CP was denying the attack, “when he himself ‘dispatched’ policemen to, as it were, stop the attackers"?
He also questioned why the CP was not interested in the source(s) of the dangerous arms and ammunition used by the identified criminals?
“Who and what is the CP afraid of?”
The Senator then demanded that the CP should withdraw completely from the investigation of the matter which he described as serious.