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Nigeria: Police Confirm Arrest Of 2023 Plateau State Governorship Candidate, Denies Political Motive

Plateau State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the arrest of the Governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Plateau State, Ambassador Yohanna Margif.

The Plateau State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Alabo Alfred, said in a statement that Ambassador Margif, who was arrested on Friday by armed Policemen, was taken into custody following a criminal report against him.

He denied insinuations that the arrest was politically motivated as information on Social media platforms are claiming.

According to the statement: “Contrary to the report being circulated by some online news media alleging that the arrest of Amb. Yohanna Margif by operatives of the Plateau State Command is politically motivated, the command wishes to inform members of the public that such report is malicious, misleading and unfounded.

“Amb. Margif was criminally reported against by his business associate, one E.C. Gajare who alleged that Amb. Margit issued him a dud cheque over a business deal they had in recent times. Hence, the Police invited the Amb. Margif to answer the allegation levied against him to which he confirmed to be true.”

“The Plateau State Police Command wishes to set the record straight that the Nigeria Police is a non partisan organization that rigorously pursues criminal matters with vigor irrespective of who is involved.”

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