- Former APC sopkesman, Comrade Timi Frank, has called for the sack of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris following the invasion of Chief Edwin Clark's house
- According to him, the Police IG has shown that he is not fully in-charge of the Nigeria Police
- Frank said the those responsible for the illegal invasion and search of the house Clark's house by the police should be sanctioned
The immediate past deputy national publicity secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned the invasion of Chief Edwin Clark's house in Abuja.
Frank said the illegal invasion and search of the house of the elder statesmen and Ijaw leader by the police should attract heavy sanctions to those culpable.
He also called for the sack of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris adding that the current police boss has shown lack of capacity, disrespect for the constitution and flagrant disregard to the rule of law in handling the affairs of the security agency.
IGP Idris has since apologised for the invasion of the house by the policemen and has ordered for their detention.
Comrade Frank, however, insists that despite the apology, the current IGP has shown that he is not fully in-charge of the Nigeria Police.
He said he believes that the current IGP has not only shown himself as incompetent but a security apprentice who lacks knowledge of all that is happening in the force under his command.
Part of the statement read: “This latest siege on the premises of Pa Clark must be thoroughly investigated and culprits made to face the law, or we will be at liberty to conclude that a plot to finally eliminate Chief Clark is at a full blown stage as anything short of the IG’s sack will be seen as a nod by his paymasters to carry on with his nefarious acts.
“The activities of the Nigeria police in recent times has left everyone wondering if indeed this is the same police saddled with the responsibility to “serving and protect” all Nigerian citizens.
“The modus operandi of this administration in clamping down and arm-twisting perceived opposition figures in the country has become one too many as Nigerians are now feel perpetually under siege.
“To buttress this assertion, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, only recently ordered a review the activities of the FSARS - an arm of the police - that had become a living nightmare for law abiding citizens.”
The Bayelsa-born politician, however, called out all Ijaw sons and daughters to protect their PVCs and vote out “this malicious and self-serving government during the forth coming presidential elections."
"The hounding and hoodwinking of the Acting DG of the DSS, Matthew Seiyefa - an Ijaw man - speaks volume of the level of hatred and disdain with which the present administration holds the Ijaw people and other minority tribes in the country," he declared.
Chief Clark had earlier expressed disappointment over the police raid on his Asokoro residence by policemen on the order of the IGP.
He said: “I have never one day thought about carrying gun, I have been fighting for the unity of this country, if at the age of 92 years, I am making statement, and they do not want me to talk, I will continue to talk, which is the position.
“I have been minister in this country, I have been a senator in this country and if by my age, I am nearing 92 years now, I will be accused of stockpiling weapons in my house, it is too bad.”
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