Police Summon Ben Bruce, Saraki and Melaye: The Nigeria Police summon Ben Bruce, Dino Melaye, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other PDP members who participated in Abuja protest yesterday.
The senators, other leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP took to the streets of Abuja, to protest over the alleged rigged recently concluded Osun State Gubernatorial election, which they described as a fraud. Thus, the party members marched to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and subsequently, marched to the Police headquarters where according to the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. Dcp Moshood Jimoh, they tried to attack some officers.
Jimoh in a statement described the act as unlawful, false and disturbance of public peace. Therefore, the police summon Ben Bruce, Saraki and other party members who were caught on camera. According to Jimoh, those summoned are to report to police headquarters on Monday, October 8.
Read Jimoh’s statement below:
Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Senator Ben Bruce who were caught on camera to have been involved in the unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway. They caused innocent people to scamper for safety and violent attack on Policemen deployed to ensure security of the Force Headquarters, hitting and pushing the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to cause havoc to Government properties and Police equipment are hereby invited to report themselves to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, October 8, 2018, for thorough investigation.
Today at about 1:30 pm, violent and unruly protesters who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in their hundreds with thugs and miscreants inside several trucks and vehicles blocked the Shagari way in front of the Nigeria Police Force, Headquarters causing a gridlock of traffic on the express and preventing road users, motorists and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public safety, peace and causing innocent people to scamper for safety, suddenly the unruly protesters surge and rushed violently on the Policemen deployed to ensure safety of the Force Headquarters premises, hitting and pushing the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to damage Police equipment and Government properties.
2. The unruly PDP protesters who were chanting war songs of ‘we no go gree o, we no go gree, we no go gree’, charged the Police officer who exercised minimum force and dispersed them. However, the Police team was headed by a very Senior Police Officer despite the provocation, he handled the situation.
3. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Senator Dino Melaye were caught on Camera pushing Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to damage and destroy Government properties and Police equipment. Also, Senator Bukola Saraki was at the scene of the attack in his car also caught on camera along with hundreds of miscreants and thugs in the acts of disturbance of public safety, public peace and unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for hours preventing road users, motorists and other members of the public from having access and passage on the express thereby disturbing public safety, public peace and causing innocent people to scamper for safety.
4. Therefore, the Inspector General of Police has directed an immediate investigation into this unwarranted and unprovoked attack on the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the Force Headquarters premises which is contrary to the law and unacceptable. Hence, the Police will do everything within the law to bring all perpetrators of this crime to justice, no matter how highly placed.
5. To conclude, all members of the public in the Capital Territory are urged to remain calm as the situation is under control. As the public will be updated of any further development soon.
Watch the video below and see the reason why police summon Ben Bruce, Dino Melaye and others.