By Ehi Ekhator
The Management of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State has given the state commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu 48hrs to retract his purported arrest statement or proceed to court.
Mr. Gwandu had alleged that over 3 lecturers including a professor in the University were arrested on cult related activities.
The Commissioner also claimed that guns were also recovered and about 14 students of the institutions were beheaded.
This statement came in after NAIJA CENTER NEWS had reported that Special Unit directly supervised by the Commissioner had gone rogue, breaking into peoples’ homes, seizing properties and beating innocent indienes with hammers, cutlasses and whips..
The latest of the assault, according to this medium earlier report was Prof. Sunday Edekor, the Dean of Faculty of Law who was molested by the rogue policemen in plain uniform, for daring to ask the crime of a certain boy, who he saw was thrown into an hillux van.
Reacting to the Commissioner statement, the school Registrar, Mr, Chris Majebi Adamaigbo, KSC who spoke with NAIJA CENTER NEWS on Thursday said the commissioner’s statement was based on his fear that Prof. Edekor would take him to court over the inhuman treatment by his boys.
He dismissed the statement that lecturers were arrested and 14 students beheaded, adding that the commissioner has been written to, to retract his statement or face the law.
Mr. Adamaigbo”All the allegations are false, misleading and unnecessary damaging to the image of the University. There is no truth. We have already made a rejoinder and gave him 48hrs to retract the statement or face legal action.
“Only the commissioner knows what he planning to gain from his statement. The school thinks that the fear that legal action may be taken by Prof. Sunday Edekor is what is pushing the commissioner to blackmail the university.
“The lecturer was brutalized and he is taking the matter up personally not even the University as he has not informed the school officially. I think it is the fear that the man is a lawyer and he may get legal support from Nigerian Bar Association, he decided to blackmail to intimidate us and we are not going to succumm to that.
“If such thing like beheading in the school, will there be peace in Ekpoma land? As we are talking the students are writing their second semester examination.”
Similarly, Prof. Edeko who was the alleged professor arrested, according to the Commissioner, also dismissed the statement. He agreed that the Commissioner was scared of what his boys had done and decided to water the ground with such a bogus statement before court.
He said “I can assure you, nothing like that happened. I am the professor they said they arrested. My house was never searched and no gun was recovered.
“Where did he get the 14 students that were beheaded? He is lying to cover his lies. I have already sued him”.