By Ogbolu George
Zanna Ibrahim, the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, has rejected claims by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC-Delta Central) that some individuals attempted to assassinate him.
The Senator had claimed that hoodlums attacked him and his entourage, including his wife, some party officials and members in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta State.
Reacting to the lawmaker’s claim, Ibrahim told Sahara Reporters that the Police were not aware of any assassination plan against Omo-Agege.
The police boss said a case of unruly behaviour by some youths might have been escalated to assassination attempt.
”I don’t know about any assassination attempt on the senator. Didn’t he have policemen with him?
”I know he reported a complaint at the Ekpan police station that he was attacked by thugs during an empowerment program but I don’t know whether it boils down to an assassination attempt.
”My question is didn’t he have policemen with him? As a senator who will go on empowerment program, will he go empty handed?
”If you are going for empowerment program, are you not supposed to tell the police that you will do empowerment program and they give you police, did he do that?
”Also, didn’t he have police operatives with him? Somebody will not just wake up to say they attempted to assassinate him.
”When are making allegations you have a substantial proves not just making allegations,” Ibrahim said.