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Stop blackmailing police spokesman, group tells HURIWA


The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Good Governance has cautioned the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria against attempting to blackmail the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP  Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The body, in a statement signed by its spokesman,  Ologun Ayodeji, on Wednesday, accused HURIWA of deliberately misrepresenting the comments of Adejobi on the threat made by transport union leader in Lagos, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, in the build-up to the governorship and state Assembly elections in Lagos State.

The statement read in part, “HURIWA through its spokesperson, for what looks more like setting the Force PRO up for an ethnic mob attack, went ahead to deliberately misrepresent what the Force PRO said and attempted to set him up against the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria.

“Let it be said that CSP Muyiwa Adejobi is the spokesperson for the Police Force and not the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State where the alleged statement was made; hence, he does not possess the power to arrest or prosecute MC Oluomo as that can only be done by the state command of the Police Force in Lagos state, if there’s any need, at all for such.

“Without sounding immodest, the Force PRO, has proven over and over again since assumption of office to be a very diligent officer and has not in any way put the Force into disrepute but rather enhanced the image of the force through good and proper representation and will go down in history as one of the finest police spokesperson in the country.”

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