- The police in Delta state have declared a former minister Kenneth Gbagi wanted
- Gbagi was declared wanted on Wednesday over an alleged assault on some members of staff at his hotel
- According to the police, the former minister failed to honour the police invitation over the incident
A former minister of state for education, Kenneth Gbagi, has been declared wanted by the Delta State police command over an alleged assault and inhuman treatment meted out on some staff of his hotel.
The Sun reported Gbagi who own the hotel located at Effurun area of Delta State, Signatious Hotel, was declared wanted on Wednesday, September 30.
Legit.ng gathers that the affected staff members were allegedly stripped naked and physically assaulted over a reported case of stealing at the hotel.
The command's spokesman, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, explained in a statement that the former minister was declared wanted after failing to honour the police's invitation.
According to Onovwakpoyeya, the commissioner of police had on Friday, September 25, invited Gbagi through the Area Commander Warri and DPO Ebrumede Division for questioning concerning the incident.
The former minister, however, did not honour the invitation but reportedly gave excuses and resorted to disparaging and maligning the person of the police commissioner.
The statement read partly:
“Therefore members of the public with useful information as to his whereabouts are advised to go to the nearest Police Station to report for his immediate arrest and handing him over to the Command for thorough investigation/prosecution."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu had reacted to the viral story of the alleged dehumanizing treatment at the hotel.
The IGP called on members of the public, particularly the alleged victims and all interest groups in the ongoing police investigations into the case to remain calm as the police intensify efforts towards unravelling the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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