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Alexander Blessing


At the plenary on Tuesday the house of reps moves motion on the derogatory statement made by the P.R.O of the Nigeria police force (Jimoh Moshood) against the executive Governor of Benue State.

The house at it’s plenary says that during the period when there was a hit clash between herdsmen and farmers in Benue State which led to the death of 73 persons. The National Assembly has mandated the lGP of the police to apprehend the perpetrators in 14 days which up on till now have not been done.

The house made it known at it’s plenary that on the 6th of February 2018 on a TV station ( channels) on the program sunrise daily the P.R.O called the Governor of Benue State “a drawning man ” while responding to questions about the alleged statement by the Inspector General, the call for his resignation and lack of confidence in his stewardship expressed by the Benue State Governor.

The House says it is concern about the public disparaging of a duty elected representative of an Institution of Government, the police P.R.O who is the spokesperson of an agency saddle with the responsibility of securing the lives and property of Nigerians in line with the primary role of Government and enforcing the laws of the Federation in a disabused manner and the implication of the alleged statement made by the Inspector Inspector General of police which the police P.R.O did not refute.

Hon. Femi says that it is the duty of the house to protect the interests of it people. He further says that the P.R.O should tender an apology to the Governor of Benue State or be relieved of his duties. After much deliberations the house instruct the Inspector General of police to provide an unreserved apology to the Governor of Benue State over the derogatory statement of the P.R.O or relieve the P.R.O of that position immediately. The house also mandate a constituted house committee on recent killings and insecurity in the nation to investigate the alleged statement made by the Inspector General of police and the implication to his inability to find solution to the killings in Benue State and other parts of the country if found to be true.

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