Delta’s Commissioner of Police Zanna Ibrahim has dismissed the claims by APC Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege that some angry youth made an attempt to assassinate him during his empowerment programme at his constituency Effurun, Uvwie Local Government, last week.
“I don’t know about any assassination attempt on the senator,” Ibrahim said.
“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.”
According to the police commissioner, the senator should have informed the police for security.
“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.”
The senator’s media handler had issued a statement following the disruption of the constituency programme when some youth invaded the gathering, chasing guests away and vandalising vehicles.
Omo-Agege, his wife, and other family members were, however, quickly evacuated.
The media statement, entitled “Senator Omo-Agege Survives Assassination Attempt”, said it was an obvious premeditated assassination attempt on the senator, his wife, members of his family, APC leaders and his supporters.
Although two people were injured in the stampede, the police boss believes the incident should not be branded an assassination attempt.
“You know these politicians—they can just say anything for their own political gains,” he said.