BEVERLY HILLS, February 06, (THEWILL) – The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, has described Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State as ‘a drowning man’ that should not be engaged with issues.
Moshood stated this on Tuesday, when he and Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, both featured as guests on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, in response to the demand of Ortom that Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), should resign.Jimoh
THEWILL recalls that Idris, when he appeared before a Senate Committee on Friday, had advised the governors to suspend the anti-grazing law until ranches were put in place but Ortom responded asking Idris to resign if he was overwhelmed.
But responding, Moshood called Governor Samuel Ortom a ‘drowning man.’
“It is a great disservice to the Inspector General of Police and the entire Nigeria Police Force for the governor to call for his resignation, the governor should resign first,” Moshood said.
“What he has said, the document presented to the Senate is for action by the Senate and nobody can make any part or complete document public until the Senate makes a decision on it and passes a resolution.
“And that is why we felt you don’t join issues with a drowning man.”
In his response, Akase protested against the statement demanding that Moshood should withdraw his statement.
He wondered why the IGP should not resign when the police under his leadership had failed to secure lives and properties as enshrined in the Police Act.
He also regretted a situation whereby the police would seek clearance from the authorities in Abuja before taken any decisive action.