Suleiman Abba, former Inspector-General of Police, has warned Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to stop attacking him.
He spoke on Thursday when he visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lagos.
Abba, while reacting to Omokri’s accusation that he was spreading falsehood, said if Omokri provokes him, he would make damning revelations of events that occurred during the Jonathan government.
“Please tell him (Omokri) to leave me alone as a retired police officer. He cannot change the narrative of what I did in office. If I open up, his godfather (Jonathan) will be sad,” he said.
“He should know that he is talking about a former police IG and a lawyer. I am well informed about my fundamental human rights. It is my right to speak when I choose to.
“That he was querying why shouldn’t I speak two or six months after leaving office, is not his business. If I can defend the right of others as lawyer, I should be able to defend my own by expressing myself.
“Out of the five IGs his boss worked with, I acted in good conscience. That much is not controvertible. I am proud to say that the police under my watch forced ex-President Jonathan to accept the result of the 2015 poll through our professional conduct.
“It was not the duty of the police to conduct election neither do we vote on election day. I have no regret over my action. Our action gave credibility to the 2015 poll which was widely acknowledged by both the local and international observers.
“For me, that translated into legitimacy for the current government. The practice all over the world is that whenever election is over everyone should work with the any government that emerged to move the nation forward.
“If Reno Omokri is sad that I am in Nigeria relating with a legitimate (President Buhari led APC) government, that is his headache.”