Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, Ahmed Iliyasu/Photo: Channels TV
File image of Police Commissioner in Ogun state /Photo: Channels TV

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly redeployed the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, following the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and others APC leaders at Monday’s presidential rally in the state.

Concise News reports that alleged supporters of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun hauled stones and pebbles at Buhari, the party’s chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, after Buhari raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun as the APC governorship candidate in the State.

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The action was said to have embarrassed the president and the APC, with the Commissioner of Police in the state doing nothing to arrest the situation.

And according to reports, Iliyasu has been replaced with Gbenga Adeyanju.

Efforts to get the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer to confirm the story proved abortive, as calls made to his phones were not picked.

But a top police source who craved anonymity confirmed the development, saying that a new Police Commissioner would resume today (Wednesday).

The APC had accused Amosun of sponsoring the attack.

In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the party “will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership.”

Issa-Onilu said the APC regretted Monday’s premeditated attacks and any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected.

The spokesman added that party members should not be disturbed by Monday’s “condemnable incident.”