Enugu Police Commissioner says media report he banged phone on Gov Ugwuanyi is false,orders arrest of publisher

Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Ahmed Ammani, on Sunday, described as falsehood, the report on social media published by one Dave Okanya, in which he stated that the Commissioner “banged phone call” on the Executive Governor of the State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, CON.

Police Public Relations Officer , Enugu police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this on Sunday, in a statement he made available to newsmen.

According to Ndukwe, the Commissioner urged “the good people of the State and members of the public to completely disregard the fictitious claim, as there is no iota of truth in it.

“Consequently, the CP, while wondering what lobe of the brain the author deployed to conceive that manner of unsavoury illusion and the source of his impetus to publish and circulate same on the social media, has ordered the State CID to immediately commence discreet investigation that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the publisher and his aiders.

“The Commissioner, while also noting that it is not in the character of the Command to take seriously, attention and/or relevance-seeking individuals like the publisher, whose stock in trade is to create and peddle mendacious information of this nature on the social media, has made it categorically clear that the content and context of the publication, in this critical moment of the General Elections, is one joke taken too far.

“To this end, the CP cautions political actors and their supporters to maintain peace and desist from making provocative utterances that are capable of heating up the polity and truncating the immutable quest of the Police, working with other security agencies and peace-loving citizens, to achieve a more peaceful and credible Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections in the State, come Saturday, 18th March, 2023. He, therefore, states in strong terms that the Police will not stand idly by and watch any person or group of persons act in the contrary,” Ndukwe said.

Author- Maureen Ikpeama

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