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NNPP South West Zone Calls for Investigation of Police Officers Over Release of Party Secretariat Key to Expelled Chairman

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) South West Zone has called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to investigate the Divisional Police Officer and Investigating Police Officer of Adatan Police Station in Ogun State over the alleged release of the key of the party’s secretariat to the former Chairman of the party, Sunday Oginni.

In a statement signed by Comrade Kilamuwaye Badmus, Southwest Zonal Publicity Secretary and made available to Wowplus on Tuesday, the party alleged that the former Chairman, shortly after his release from police custody, connived with his cohorts to seize the party secretariat, preventing the caretaker executive and party members from using it for the Democracy Day celebration.

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Oginni had been expelled from the party over allegations of anti-party activities, among others. The party had inaugurated a caretaker committee led by Prince Adekunle Ibrahim.

Reports have it that Oginni had also been arrested by policemen from Abuja, who stormed Abeokuta last week over allegations bothering on fraud.

“Oginni collected the keys to the Secretariat from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Adatan Police Station in Abeokuta Ogun State, where the keys were deposited for safety following the crisis in the party,” Badmus said.

“But to our surprise, on Sunday, the Adatan DPO and the IPO in charge of the case connived with Oginni and illegally released the keys to the party secretariat to him against the order of the IGP.”

“This act from the DPO has forbidden our members from celebrating June 12 inside our party secretariat because we are law-abiding citizens, and we don’t want to be part of anything that can disrupt the peace in the state; we stayed away.”

“We are using this medium to commend the Police Headquarters for a job well done and calling on the IGP to investigate the release of the party’s Secretariat keys to Oginni despite order that the keys should not be released to him,” Badmus added.

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The NNPP South West Zone has urged the Inspector General of Police to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book. The party has also called on all members to remain calm and law-abiding while the investigation is ongoing.

This development comes as Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day, which marks the country’s return to democratic rule after years of military dictatorship. The NNPP South West Zone has expressed disappointment that its members were unable to celebrate the day inside the party secretariat due to the alleged actions of the police officers.

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The NNPP is a political party in Nigeria that was founded in 2013. The party aims to promote good governance, democracy, and the rule of law in the country. The party has been active in several states in Nigeria, including Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun.

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