Police dismisses claim of attack on Atiku’s witnesses, The Nigeria Police has dismissed claims by the PDP and its presidential candidate on an attack on tribunal witnesses – The Police said report that some gunmen attack the witnesses on their way to Abuja is false and should be disregarded.
Spokesperson for the Zamfara Police command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said that no such attack was recorded in the state Zamfara Police command has denied media reports of attack on witnesses of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the state. SEE ARNOLD THE DRUG BARON
Counsel to Atiku had told the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal at its last sitting that the witnesses were attacked on their way to Abuja from Zamfara. However, the public relations officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday, July 14, in Gusau that no such attack was recorded in the state.
He described the claim as highly misleading That some witnesses of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who were travelling from the state to Abuja have been attacked in the state. “According to the reports, the witnesses were traveling to Abuja from Zamfara to give witness at Presidential Aspirant Election Tribunal in Abuja. ALSO SEE HOW IT STARTED
They claimed to have been attacked by bandits in Zamfara state, a situation that forced them to scamper into the bush which forced the court to adjourn sitting. As far as the state police command is concern, the claim is not true and has no basis; we wish to draw the attention of members of the public that the story is not true.
highway in the state,’’ he said.
He aforesaid since the commencement of peace and dialogue initiative with bandits within the state diode by Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Nagogo, attacks, kidnapping and other heinous crimes have reduced drastically to about 98%.
I am using this medium to appeal to media organizations to always verify their reports before publication,’’ the PPRO said. The lead counsel for the party, Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi, said the witnesses were attacked by some unknown gunmen.