The Nigeria Police has denied redeploying its Divisional Police Officer at the National Assembly, Sulu-Gambari Abdul to Adamawa or Yobe states following earlier confirmation to TVC News on the redeployment by security sources who are in a position to know.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood in a telephone conversation in Abuja on Saturday with our National Assembly Correspondent, Sumner Sambo, said there was nothing like that.
“What I am saying is that there is nothing like that. If there is anything like that I will be able to confirm to you or not. I am the force PRO. How can the person say he has it on good authority? Does the person speak for the police force? I am telling you that the news is not correct.
“Today is Saturday and I was on duty yesterday. So how do I now confirm a story that didn’t happen on official day? If there is anything like that, it will come out yesterday abi? Thank you so much.” Moshood said
But the security sources who earlier broke the story to TVC News said the police spokesman is lying insisting that they stand by the report as a new cop has already been sent to replace the redeployed DPO Abdul at the National Assembly. They however corrected that the posting is to Adamawa and not Yobe state.
“The redeployed DPO has gone to the National Assembly complex to evacuate his belongings. He is lying. Somebody has even been posted(as replacement). It is even Adamawa that the DPO was posted to and not Yobe like we earlier heard. Moshood is just lying, don’t mind him.” One of the sources said.
A reliable source at the National Assembly had earlier confirmed that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris felt that the former DPO went too far in revealing security information during his testimony before an adhoc Investigative committee on the invasion and mace theft co-chaired by Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Na’Allah and Honourable Betty Apiafi.
Those who orchestrated the transfer of the former DPO Abdul, according to our sources, said the arrest of the six suspects and detention of vehicles which all had the signature of an insider job and should have been a clear signal for him to play with caution and stay-off the scenario.