The Nigeria Police Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, has disagreed with elder statesman, Edwin Clark over the identity of police officer allegedly behind the raid on his Abuja home.
Chief Clarke had petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and named a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Kolo, Commander of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Federal Intelligence, Umoru Usman as those who instructed the raid and search on his residence.
However, Moshood in a swift reaction told journalists in Abuja: “With all due respect to the elder statesman, we have done everything to investigate that matter.
“When the incident occurred, IGP directed an investigation promptly and that the personnel who went there should be investigated and detained and that was carried out.
“And that same night, the IGP sent a delegation to the elder statesman to apologize to him and the DIG with the others that went said the apology was accepted by him.
“There is no institution that would allow its personnel, on their own, to carry out an unauthorized and illegal activities as we have reported.
“And based on that, it is not Kolo that tried these personnel. It is the provost office that tried the men and found them guilty and dismissed them from service, which the IGP approved.
“If you ask some of your colleagues, they will tell you that Kolo was at parade of suspect that Monday along the Abuja/Kaduna highway. He was within that vicinity and he was not in Abuja at the time.
“So, we plead for more understanding from the elder statesmen.
“But we want Nigerians to know that Kolo was not behind it. If he has sent a petition, then the IGP will investigate but I want to make it clear to the public that we seek for more understanding from the elder statement that it is not Kolo that is behind it. Those that were behind it have been dismissed and the officer is undergoing interdiction now and the police service commission would determine his fate.”