Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti has denied issuing any state in the autonomy of states to manage the police force.

In a statement on Saturday he urged the public to ignore the report, as neither the state government, not him had issued any statement purportedly calling for the autonomy of states to manage the police.

He explained that a reporter had approached him on telephone and demanded his reaction to a bill before the National Assembly seeking the establishment of state police.


According to him, “I had told him I did not have any reaction as I had not heard the news and therefore did not have the details of the said bill.

“I must acknowledge that I had interrogated some of the things he told me during our phone discussion, since I could hardly make sense out of them. How this now became a statement from me, beats my imagination.

“The Abia State Government had always made its position clear on any issue of importance to the public and if and when the need arises, the Government will make her stance clear on the issue of state police.”



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