- The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, accuses the Bauchi state government of plotting to implicate him in criminal acts
- Dogara in a letter dated March 21, 2019, sent to the police and copied to the DSS, says he learnt that the ongoing plot by the Bauchi state government involves planting false evidence against him
- The speaker urges security agencies to be on the watch out for the alleged plot by the Bauchi state government
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has notified security agencies in the country about an alleged plot by the Bauchi state government to implicate him in a criminal conspiracy.
Dogara told the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in a letter dated March 21, 2019, which was also copied to the Department of State Services (DSS), that he learnt about an ongoing plot by the Bauchi state government to plant false evidence as a means of implicating him in criminal activities, Vanguard reports.
Speaking in a statement by through his media aide, Turaki Hassan, on Thursday, March 21, Dogara said the Bauchi state government has already set the plot in motion by procuring hundreds of motorbikes and cars, which are being branded in the government house with his name, pictures and logo of his party inscribed on them.
“I write to inform the Inspector General of Police that I am in receipt of credible intelligence about an ongoing plot by Bauchi State government to implicate me in a criminal conspiracy," he said
“The Bauchi State government has procured hundreds of motorbikes and cars, which are being branded in the Government House, Bauchi with my pictures and logo of my party, PDP, and my name inscribed.
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“The plan is that the Bauchi State government will engage some criminal elements and give them the branded motorbikes and cars, which they will use to commit crime and thereafter, abandon them at the scene so as to implicate me.
“I am, by this letter, putting the police and other security agencies on notice so as to be on the watch out for these criminal elements intended to be deployed by Bauchi State government.”
In another report, the acting inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed five deputy inspectors-general of police and three assistant inspectors of police ( AIGs) to further strengthen security during the supplementary elections on Saturday, March 23.
Others deployed are 15 additional commissioners of police to provide supervision, direction and support to the existing security already in place in states where the elections would hold.
A statement by the force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba disclosed this on Thursday, March 21, in Abuja, NAN reports
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