- Bayelsa state CP, Uche Anozia, has denied a report which linked him to the hoodlums that attacked Dickson's house
- Anozia said the report was not only false but an attempt to malign his integrity
- The CP, however, noted that the duty of the police is to maintain law and order and protect lives and property
Uche Anozia, the Bayelsa state commissioner of police, has denied allegations that he sent hoodlums to attack the home of former governor of the state, Seriake Dickson.
The Nation reports that Dickson had accused Anozia of engaging the hoodlums to attack his home in protest following the Supreme Court judgment which upturned the election of David Lyon as governor.
Legit.ng gathered that Anozia said he could not have stooped so low to sending hoodlums to attack a house whose location he does not know.
He said: “With due respect to the office and person of the ex-governor, I had worked with him harmoniously and dispassionately. The duty of the police is to maintain law and order and protect lives and property.
"On February 13, the Supreme Court reversed the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), there was violence and the police went out to control it. We have to locate the governor’s house because apart from his house in the village, I do not know where his other houses are.
Anozia said eight persons, who were arrested in connection to the attacks, have been prosecuted and remanded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Yenagoa to block major roads in order to protest the Supreme Court judgement that sacked David Lyon's inauguration as the next governor of Bayelsa state.
It was reported that the protesters insisted that without Lyon, no handover of would be conducted in the state.
The spontaneous protest which started Thursday night, February 13, rocked different parts of the Bayelsa state capital. The demonstration that started with youths blocking famous road in Yenagoa was freely joined by people that had few placards.
Also, a report indicated that as part of its preparation ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) launched an initiative to reconcile its warring governors.
According to the report, also to be resolved are the disagreements among aggrieved chieftains across the country. Top on the list of such feuds is that between governors of and Bayelsa, Nyesom Wike and Seriake Dickson.
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