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Police Speak On IGP Adamu’s Meeting With Ortom

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Police Speaks On IGP Adamu's Meeting With Ortom

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the meeting between the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Naija News had reported that governor Ortom presented a petition to the Police boss following Saturday’s attack on him by gunmen.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, confirmed that governor Ortom met with the police boss in his office at the police headquarters.

Mba said Ortom came to the meeting with a formal petition on the assassination attempt on his life, which he submitted to the IGP.

The Police spokesman, however, noted that IGP Adamu has treated the petition expeditiously and  has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Tijjani Baba, to continue investigation into the matter.

Mba said: “It is true that Governor Samuel Ortom and IGP Adamu met this (Wednesday) morning in Abuja.

“The governor came to the meeting with a formal petition on the incident which he submitted to the IGP.

“IGP Adamu has treated the petition expeditiously. He has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Tijjani Baba, to continue investigation into the matter.

“You know that we (the police) have already started handling the matter even before the governor submitted the petition.”

When asked if any arrest has been made in relation to the attack on the governor, the FPRO said, “Not to my knowledge. If there is any (arrest), I should know.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.