RE: ASKOMP ACCUSES KWARA POLICE COMMISSIONER OF BIAS AGAINST TWO SUSPECTS IN A CASE UNDER INVESTIGATION.
The Kwara State Police Command wishes to debunk the story contained in an online publication by an online Association called Askomp.
The command wishes to state that the report was published mainly to attract an undue and unmerited sympathy of members of the public by the two suspects over an alleged inciting, defamation and cyber bullying case capable of inciting violence in the state, as contained in a petition written by one Rafiu Ajakaiye, the Chief Press Secretary(CPS) of the governor of Kwara State.
The case is being investigated by operatives attached to the State Cid of the command. The suspects one Abdbulrasheed Akogun and Dare Akogun were brought before the Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama psc(+) where the duo confessed to the authorship of the offensive and criminal accusations against the persons of the Governor and the petitioner in the presence of their lawyers and some members of the press.
The CP made it known to the suspects after interviewing them on the offensive write up which they published on some whatsapp groups and which they confessed to. The CP told the suspects of the seriousness and consequences of their actions, he advised the duo to make peace with the complainant and seek for ways of settling the matter by apologizing to the petitioner since they are all of the same pen profession, and that he would have no option than to charge the two of them to court.
To the chagrin of the CP, the suspects accepted the option of being charged to court, as according to them they have enough evidences against the petitioner to proof their case in court
Meanwhile, the allegation of bias alleged against the Commissioner of Police is baseless, unfounded and opportunistic, the suspects felt they have the instrument of blackmail they could deploy to tarnish the image of the CP which is the social media hence their resolve to go online with the story of bias to curry the sympathy of their readers which has fallen flat on arrival.
Finally, the Command wishes to state that, it would always uphold the truth at all times and discharge it’s duty diligently and in line with global best practices devoid of bias, intimidation and favoritism, the suspects would however be charged to court tomorrow as investigation into the matter has been concluded.
SP OKASANMI AJAYI (anipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
KWARA STATE POLICE COMMAND
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KWARA STATE.