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IGP Mohammed Adamu
Mohammed Adamu, inspector-General of Police (IGP), on Monday ordered Bolaji Salami, Commissioner of Police (CP) in Ondo State, to restore the security detail of Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state.
The IGP’s directive was contained in a memo addressed to the CP through the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.
The security details attached to Ajayi were withdrawn last Wednesday following his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Salami and a group of police officers also prevented the deputy governor from moving out of his official quarters at the government house.
The deputy governor, who accused the Commissioner of Police of working on the instructions of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the governor, had been having a running battle with him.
Earlier, the deputy governor, in a statement by Babatope Okeowo, his media aide, lauded the “integrity and courage” displayed by the majority of the lawmakers for shunning all entreaties, inducement and intimidation to impeach him.
He also urged the lawmakers to shun another “latest plan to move the next meeting of the impeachment plot to a private hotel in Akure”.
Ajayi called on the security agents and the people of the state “to be vigilant of this latest moves by the governor to illegally remove him at all cost for no other reason than the exercise of his constitutional right of freedom of association”.