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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Gov Nyako Was Not Grilled By Police Detectives – Official


The director of press and public affairs to Governor Murtala Nyako,  Mallam Ahmed Sajoh, has  disclosed that at no time was the governor grilled by police detectives contrary to a newspaper report that the governor was grilled by detectives for four hours at the Government House, Yola.
Sajoh made the clarification in a statement he signed and made available to LEADERSHIP in Yola.
He said the story was carefully planted in the paper to achieve the twin aim of stoking embers of discord between the governor and the police force and also to embarrass Governor Nyako.
“Our attention has been drawn to a news story in a national daily to the effect that police detectives from Force Headquarters grilled Governor Murtala Nyako for four hours at the Government House, Yola on Tuesday the 29th of April, 2014”.
Sajoh said the story which was not authored by the Adamawa State correspondent of the national daily was planted by some persons in Abuja with a view to embarrass the state governor and create friction between the government of Adamawa State and police authorities both in Yola and Abuja.
“This is rather unfortunate and dangerous. It has become the stock-in-trade of some persons based in Abuja to continuously stoke the embers of hatred and discord between the governor of Adamawa State and federal government agencies for very unwholesome motives.
“As rightly stated by CSP Frank Mba in the same story, His Excellency Governor Murtala Nyako as a major stakeholder in the security set-up of the state received a team from Force Headquarters on a fact finding visit to the state.
“The team was accompanied by the state commissioner of police, Mr A. J. Abakasanga. They had open and frank discussions on all matters related to their visit which had no connection whatsoever with recent events related to the governor’s memo,” Sajoh said.
Sajoh further observed that in recent times several attempts have been made by some elements within the state and Abuja to destroy the cordial relationship between the government of Adamawa State and the police formation in the state.
“This has been done through the release of a fake letter purportedly written by the police commissioner on a request for the release of a venue to the PDP for a rally.
“That letter was roundly denied by the commissioner of police. Again these same elements attempted to read meanings into a routine police activity by creating stories related to the withdrawal of security details covering the governor.
“We wish to state categorically that the relationship between the state governor and the police commissioner is cordial and excellent.”
He further advised those planting the stories to stop in the interest of peace, security and harmonious working relationships in the state.

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