Former Senate Spokesperson Calls for Investigation into Allegations of Disrupting Public Peace: Urges Inspector General of Police to Take Action

Former Senate Spokesperson Calls for Investigation into Allegations of Disrupting Public Peace: Urges Inspector General of Police to Take Action

…By Larry John for TDPel Media.

The former Senate Spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru, has called upon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to investigate allegations made against him.

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The request was conveyed through a letter signed by Basiru’s counsel, Othuke Amata.

Allegations of Disruption of Public Peace:

In a letter dated June 20, 2023, Basiru urged the IGP to launch an investigation into accusations made by Governor Adeleke.

The allegations pertained to the alleged involvement of Basiru and the state police in the disturbance of public peace.

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Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, issued a statement claiming that Basiru and the Nigerian Police Force had brought unauthorized policemen into the state to cause confusion, create mayhem, and destabilize the peace.

Rasheed further alleged that Basiru had provided a list of prominent leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Osun government to be arrested on false charges.

Request for Investigation:

In response to these allegations, Basiru, through his letter, requested a thorough investigation by the Nigerian Police. He emphasized the need to address any concerns or apprehensions that the allegations may have raised regarding both the police force and his own character.

Basiru expressed his belief that the accusations were substantial enough to warrant a comprehensive inquiry into the matter.

He highlighted the mention and implicit reference to the Nigerian Police by the Osun State Government, insinuating collusion between the police and Basiru to destabilize the state.

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Purpose of Investigation:

Basiru’s letter emphasized the importance of conducting an immediate investigation into the weighty allegation of a planned invasion of Osun State by unauthorized police operatives allegedly associated with him.

By seeking the IGP’s intervention, Basiru aimed to dispel any perception of bias or partisanship on the part of the Nigerian Police.

Furthermore, he sought to counter the notion that he was a violent individual.

Basiru’s request reflected his concern for the welfare and peace of the citizens of Osun State and sought to restore confidence in the impartiality of law enforcement.

Conclusion:

Dr Ajibola Basiru, the former Senate Spokesperson, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police to initiate an investigation into allegations made against him by the Osun State governor.

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Through a letter from his legal counsel, Basiru expressed his desire to address the serious accusations and clear any doubts surrounding the police force’s impartiality and his own character.

The request for an investigation aims to shed light on the allegations and restore trust among the citizens of Osun State in both the Nigerian Police and Basiru himself.

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