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I Never Sent Thugs To Attack Dickson – Police Commissioner



Allegations that the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police Uche Anozia sent hoodlums to attack the home of former Governor Seriake Dickson has been denied.

Recall that Dickson had accused Anozia of using thugs to attack his home in protest after the Supreme Court judgment which upturned the election of David Lyon as governor was pronounced.

Anozia who denied that allegations stated that he couldn’t have stooped so low to send thugs to attack a house whose location he does not know.

He said: “With due respect to the office and person of the ex-Governor, I had worked with him harmoniously and dispassionately.

He maintained that the duty of the police is to maintain law and order, and protect lives and property.

We have to locate the governor’s house because apart from his house in the village, I do not know where his other houses are.

Through information, we got the house and discovered it had been looted. So I couldn’t have directed anybody to go and destroy property or kill.

Therefore, this particular information is bitter to taste and repugnant to my hearing. I never did that and will not do so. I do my job basically with the fear of God…”

Anozia said eight persons, who were arrested in connection to the attacks, have been prosecuted and remanded.

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