Kwara State Bye-election: Police dismiss claims of conveying money for APC
The Nigerian Police has released a statement notifying the public that allegations surrounding the Helicopter that landed at ST. Paul Primary School, Omuaran, Kwara State are false. Certain social media handles insinuated that it was loaded with cash and the money was then transferred into a vehicle belonging to Mr Tunji Ajuloopin, the APC Candidate for the bye-election in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency.
In a press statement made available to Oak Tv, 15 November 2018, the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood said,
“The Force categorically wishes to let the public be aware that the Police Helicopter and vehicle in the picture being circulated were not used to convey any Cash and the vehicle does not belong to Mr Tunji Ajuloopin as claimed in the report or to any other politician.”
He went on to say that there was no cash loaded into any vehicle but police coppers have been surveilling Kwara ahead of the Kwara state bye-election to ensure a secure environment.
He said, “This is what was captured on camera and mischievously released to the public. To set the record straight once again, there was no cash off-loaded to any vehicle at OMUARAN. The Force sees the report as desperate and deliberate blackmail to misinform the public which should be discouraged by all. Members of the public, most especially Electorates are hereby enjoined to disregard the Publication.”
He reassures the public of the police’s commitment to ensuring adequate security, free, fair and credible election in the country.