By Our Correspondent
The Enugu State Police Command, Friday, cautioned politicians against unproven statements on the killers of Barr Oyibo Chukwu, the Labour Party’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial zone, who was killed on 23rd Feb. 2023.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the state police public relations officer, stated this during Enugu’s 92.5 Dream FM’s ‘Political Vioces’ monitored by our correspodent in Enugu. He said the police were investigating the matter, and called on anybody with useful information on the subject to make it available to the police.
Quoting him, “The police are investigating the matter. Anybody with useful information should report to the police. It is wrong to be mentioning names without proof. Anybody mentioning such names could be arrested if the person so alleged should make a case. People should not come up with what they are not sure of. We call on politicians to allow the police to carry out proper investigations. People should be patient with the process.”
On tomorrow’s governorship and state Assembly elections in the state, the police PPRO commended Enugu electorate for being peaceful during the Feb 25 presidential and National Assembly elections. He assured them that lapses observed during the last polls would be addressed.
He allayed the fear expressed in some quarters that the Peoples Democratic Party might deploy the state-established Forest Guards and neighbourhood watch groups to influence the elections.
Ndukwe said, “The election security management is beyond the scope of these community security outfits. They can vote as any other individuals who have their voters’ cards. In case of security threats, we expect them to provide the police with useful information for prompt action.”
He assured of the police readiness to ensure free and fair polls, and advised youths to eschew violence or being used by politicians to cause problems. He urged the residents to contact the command’s Control Room on 08032003702, 0806671202, and 08075390889 in case of breakdown of law and order.