The people of Twon-Brass have called on the Acting Inspector General of Police to swiftly commence the investigation of the assault on the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal SARS, Kola Okunola, by those they described as APC thugs in Twon-Brass which occurred on Saturday 23rd February 2019, and bring the perpetrators to book.
The leadership of the community, Comrade Kemepade Victor, who registered their dissatisfaction, displeasure and regret over the act stated that the officer was not seen with, neither was he carting away with electoral materials as alleged by some media reports.
According to him, “Elections were already over in Twon Brass, Brass LGA at the time the police officer, the Military officer and some Officials arrived. The Police Officer did not even leave the jetty area on his arrival where he was attacked.
“The attackers are all known. They are all boys from Twon Brass, APC members and followers of former governor Timipre Sylva and Hon. Sunny Israel-Goli( AKA Adi).
“The fake report of the DC carting away with electoral materials was a very shameless attempt by the former Governor Timipre Sylva and Hon. Sunny Israel-Goli( AKA Adi) in connivance with the Military to conceal their successful efforts to hijack electoral materials from Nembe enroute Yenagoa.
In a Statement, Comrade Kemepade Victor, who observed the episode said that the DC was not with any electoral material as claimed.
“All they saw was scores of boys running towards the jetty. He said, Brass had been unusually peaceful until that evening. The boys who numbered about 30 attacked the police officer while the military officer watched.
“The officer was then taken to unknown destination and we later heard he was released.
“The episode is truly shameful and condemnable. The IG must speedily investigate the matter, fishnet the perpetrators and deal with them according to law.”