Saturday , October 1 2022

NEAR 6FT BELOW: KOGI STATE GOV. YAHAYA BELLO POLICEMAN BEATS DAILY POST REPORTER WALE ODUNSI OVER N20 MILLION BRIBE TO BE OFFERED TO JOURNALISTS AS INVITED MEMBERS REFUSED TO REPORT INCIDENT

Secret Reporters

All hell was let loose on Wednesday when one of the Policemen attached to the Kogi State Governor; Mr Yahaya Bello went gaga and descended on one of the journalists, Mr Wale Odunsi who is Deputy Editor of Daily Post for daring to ask for direction.

According to Wale “when I got there, I called the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Joel Odaudu Minister that I was on my way to the Government House.

“I got there and walked towards the gate. As I approached the gate directly opposite entrance of the governor’s wife office entrance, one of the protocol officials wearing White native charged towards me.

“In an unruly manner, he queried why I was trying to barge into the premises. So I asked ‘Oga, you didn’t have to shout at me like that. I was only looking for whom to ask for direction’.

“Apparently infuriated by my guts, he dragged and pushed me away. Within seconds, a mobile policeman got up and slapped me. He used abusive words and warned me to move away. But I kept asking what I did to warrant the treatment.

“At this point, the protocol officer and two mobile policemen were taking turns to hit me on the chest while pushing me backwards; one slapped me the second time.

“I calmly walked some meters away and told and called Joel, the governor’s aide. As soon as he came, the security officials cornered him and were trying to change the story.

“I hurriedly strolled to where they were and insisted to know why I was assaulted. By this time, one of the policemen I believe is superior and another man wearing a blue safari suit and white T-shirt warned me to leave the area of face the consequences.

“The policeman’s eyes were red as if thirsty for blood. He kept screaming that he will punish with me mercilessly. So I called his name out, Iliya Ali: I told him to his face that I will report the incident to appropriate authority.

“On hearing that I called his name, he reached for his holster and attempted to bring out his gun. He said: ‘I will show you if na your mama, your papa or your any person you wan report me to give me name’.

“He also asked the Governor’s aide to leave the scene so he can deal with me. All the while, he was trying to bring out his gun while the governor’s aide was asking him calm down.

“I sensed he might make real his threat so I stopped another okada and left the scene. I spoke to the Force spokesman, who sent Kogi CP’s number. I tried to reach him but it wasn’t successful, so I sent him sms.

“I have left the state already before my time is cut short”.

The Governor who invited them for the summit were N20 million was set aside to bribe them and cause them to stop reporting the evils in the state kept mum over the issue, while bloggers and other reporters invited kept quiet and refused to report the near killing of a colleague for fear of missing out on the N20 million largess which was exclusively reported by Secret Reporters.

 

 

Check Also

enugu state government logo

Looting Pattern: Enugu Ministry of Water Resources Awards N6.4 Million Contract to Unverified Contractor

Secret Reporters The primary responsibility for ensuring that the public has an accessible and reliable …

Nasir el-rufai

Stealing Edition: How Gov. El-Rufai Used Over N18 Million to Print 2022 Budget as Permanent Secretary Threatens Journalist for Asking Questions

Secret Reporters One would assume that with the level of insecurity in Kaduna State, the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: