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APC Writes Police IG over Threat By Asari Dokubo

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IMAGE: Mr. Mujahid Asari Dokubo, former leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force »


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has written a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IG), urging him to call the former leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVFl), Mr. Mujahid Asari Dokubo, to order and invite him to explain what he means by his threat to resort to self-help.

In the letter titled: ‘Threat of violence by Mujahid Asari Dokubo against APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,’ the APC said it views with concern the recourse to self help by Asari-Dokubo over allegation of involvement in the  US$9.3 million arms deal in South Africa.

The letter signed by the party’s National Secretary, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, urged the IG to call Dokubo to order.
“The attention of our party has been drawn to comments made by Dokubo-Asari that included a threat of violence against Mohammed.

“The threat, contained in an interview granted to the online newspaper by Mr. Dokubo-Asari on Friday, October 17, follows a statement which was issued in behalf of the party by Mohammed on October 8, asking the federal government to explain the reported presence of Mr. Asari-Dokubo on the plane that transported US$9.3 million cash to South Africa

“In the interview, Asari-Dokubo said while he would adopt a ‘’civilised response to Mohammed by first suing the APC spokesperson for his remarks,’’ he (Asari-Dokubo) warned that should the courts fail to deliver justice, ‘’he will resort to self-help by using his hands and any other means to deal with Mohammed.”

“We find this threat totally abhorring, dangerous, unacceptable and uncivilised, and therefore wish to request that you call  Asari-Dokubo to order and invite him to explain what he means by his threat to resort to self help. We have attached a copy of the said interview to this petition.

“We take the unwarranted threat very seriously, in view of the antecedents of Asari-Dokubo and his propensity to violence, and will definitely hold him personally responsible if anything untoward happens to Mohammed.

“Since ours is a country that operates under the rule of law rather than the laws of the jungle, we believe anyone who is aggrieved over any issue should resort to the courts to seek redress.

“Where such aggrieved persons decide to take the laws into their own hands, as Asari-Dokubo has threatened, it is an invitation to anarchy,“ it said.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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