The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Wilson Inalegwu has ordered a full scale investigation into Tuesday’s invasion of the State Assembly by suspected thugs.
Reports had it on Tuesday that some heavily armed men invaded the Kogi State House of Assembly Complex, locked up the premises, thereby preventing plenary from taking place.
It was alleged that despite the presence of policemen and earlier assurance by the commissioner that plenary would be peaceful, the thugs shut down the Assembly and injured many. This has since raised suspicion that the police was part of the initial plot.
But reacting in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, Mr Williams Aya, the CP denied involvement, saying anyone found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The Commissioner of Police as a professional officer of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), will not participate in such dishonourable and unethical act.
“The CP as a proactive measure, deployed personnel to the State House of Assembly, based on intelligence received of threat of breakdown of law and order.
“The CP further reached out to the Speaker of the House to ensure that there was no threat to public peace at the State House of Assembly.
“Those who know the CP will never associate him with such unprofessional behaviour as reported in the online publication and such proficient act as carried out by the CP should not be misconstrued as storming the House to stop plenary from holding.
“The CP hereby demands that the post be retracted so as not to mislead the general public of his good intention,” it stated.
He added that CP’s concern was to ensure maintenance of law and order and a crime-free Kogi State.