The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state, Yohanna Margif, is under investigation for alleged fraud.
This was disclosed in a statement sigbed by the Plateau state Police Command’s spokesman, Alabo Alfred, on Saturday.
It was learnt that Margif was whisked away in the late hours of Thursday by security operatives amid controversy that he had resigned as the governorship of the Labour Party, an allegation he later debunked.
Alfred said “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 bank cheque over a business deal they had in recent time, hence the police invited Amb. Margif to answer the allegation levelled against him.
“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 vigour, irrespective of who is involved. Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard such noxious reports aimed at tarnishing the image of the Plateau State Police Command.
“The Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka, wants the general public to know that nothing can distract the command from discharging it’s constitutional duties and responsibilities.’’