Kogi Commissioner of Police, Mr Bethrand Onuoha, on Thursday, ordered an investigation into an alleged attack on a police officer.

The attack followed an alleged political clash in the Idah Local Government Area of the state as parties prepare for the November 11 governorship election.

A statement issued by the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, in Lokoja, said the CP was worried over a trending video showing the police officer seriously injured.

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Onuoha, who condemned the incident, ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department to take the task and commence an immediate investigation into the clash.


The CP reiterated the command’s unwavering commitment to continue to engage the critical stakeholders in Election Security Management to ensure a secure environment for the electoral process.

“This command is ever determined to provide a level playing ground for all political parties as they embark on campaigns, rallies, and processions, among others.

“But all would-be trouble makers who are hell-bent on causing violence to undermine the credibility of the electoral process in the state should stay away from such acts or face the wrath of the police.

“This is because we are in synergy with other security agencies in election security management and will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught disrupting the electoral process, ” the CP warned. (NAN)


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