Reps Demand Removal Of Police PRO For Calling Ortom A ‘Drowning Man’
The Benue state Caucus of the House of Representatives have demanded the immediate resignation of the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jimoh Moshood, for making derogatory remark on the state Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the lawmakers accuse Jimoh Moshood of partisanship in the ongoing conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers on the state.
According to the lawmakers, the statements of the Police Officer while appearing on the Channels Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, where he demanded the resignation of the Benue state governor indicates the partisanship of the Nigerian police as an agency.
In similar development, the House of Representatives has unanimously condemned the conduct of the PPRO.
In a motion sponsored by Rep. Mark Gbillah, the House unanimously resolved that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, provide an unreserved apology to the Benue state governor and also relieve the PPRO of his position.