Ondo Deputy Governor raises alarm over withdrawal of police escort

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi has raised alarm over the withdrawal of his police escort on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami.

This, he said has  put his life, family and staff in danger.

According to a statement issued by the Deputy Governor’s Chief press  secretary,  Babatope Okeowo, the Deputy Governor is not oblivious of the surreptitious move to undermine his security.

But the Ondo state police command described the story as untrue.

Spokesman of the command, Tee-Leo  Ikoro said the state commissioner of police has not withdrawn escort from the Deputy Governor.

The statement reads,”This is the same Commissioner of Police that took the Deputy Governor hostage on Saturday 21st of June, 2020 for more than four hours at the Government House gate despite the fact that he enjoys immunity under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We are not oblivious of their surreptitious move to undermine the security of the Deputy Governor and strip him of his security apparatus to make him venerable in order to carry out their evil agenda.

“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi should be aware of this latest ugly development in Ondo State.

“Should anything happen to the Deputy Governor, his family and staff, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State should be held responsible”.