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Clash: Police Invite Senate President, Melaye, Bruce

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Following the clash between the Nigeria Police and members of the Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP,  the police has invited Senate President,  Senator Bukola Saraki, Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Bruce to report to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, October 8, 2018 for investigation.

Force PRO,  Jimoh Moshood in a statement last night,  stated that the Inspector General of Police has directed immediate investigation into unprovoked and unwarranted attack on the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the Force headquarters premises which is against the law and condemnable.

He said the Force will do everything within the law to bring all perpetrators of this crime to justice, no matter how highly placed.

Part of the statement read that  “senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Bruce, who were captured on camera to have been involved in the disturbance of public peace and public safety, unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for several hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety and violent attack on Policemen posted to ensure security of the Force headquarters, pushing and hitting the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to cause damage to Police equipment and government properties are hereby invited to report themselves to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, October 8, 2018 for investigation.”

The statement also added that on Friday, at about 13:30, “unruly and violent protesters who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in their hundreds with thugs and miscreants inside several trucks and vehicles blocked the Shehu Shagari way in front of the Nigeria Police Force, headquarters.

“The Police team headed by a very Senior Police Officer, despite the provocation, after issuing words of proclamation, warning this unruly PDP protesters who were chanting war songs of ”we no go gree o, we no go gree, we no go gree”, charged the Police personnel who used minimum force and dispersed them.”



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