Bello denies involvement in Faleke, Audu’s arrest

Bello denies involvement in Faleke, Audu’s arrest
January 10 18:51 2016

Kogi State governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has denied involvement in the arrest of Hon James Faleke and son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, Mohammed Audu by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The two politicians were detained by the DSS on Saturday, but released later.

Bello, in a statement issued by his media office on Sunday, said contrary to speculations in the state, he never sent a petition against the duo to the DSS.

“The allegation that I sent a petition to the DSS is an absolute falsehood and nothing can be farther from the truth.

“I did not send any petition to the security department to invite Hon. Faleke. The insinuations that I might have written a petition to push for their invitation is absolute falsehood. Nothing can be farther from the truth.”

“We should all strive to support the independence of our security agencies from political interference. Agencies of government related to law enforcement and judiciary must be seen as impartial in our collective desire to build a strong democracy,” he added.