By Umar Muhammad Puma
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sulaiman Abba, over threat of violence by Mujahid Asari Dokubo against the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alh. Lai Mohammed.
In a statement issued yesterday and signed by the National Secretary, Hon Mai Mala Buni, the party said it has found the threat totally abhorring, dangerous and unacceptable and uncivilized therefore wish the inspector General of Police to call Dokubo to order and invite him to explain what he means by his threat to resolve to self-help.
“Our attention has been drawn to comment made by Mr. Mujahid Asari Dokubo, including threat of violence to our National Publicity Secretary, Alh. Lai Mohammed. We take this unwarranted threat very seriously, in view of his antecedence and his propensity to violence and will definitely hold him personally responsible if anything untoward happens to Lai Mohammed.
“Since ours is a country that operates under the rule of law rather than the law of the jungle, we believe anybody who is aggrieved over any issue should go to the court to seek redress. Where such aggrieved persons decide to take laws into their own hands as Asari Dokubo threatened. It is an invitation to anarchy.
The IGP latter was copied to President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as well as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim, Attorney General of the Federation Mohammed Bello Adoke and the Director General Department of State Security Service Abuja.
Asari Dokubo had in an interview granted to an online newspaper recently, threatened to use self-help in dealing with Lai Mohammed over his statement asking the federal government to explain his( Asari Dokubo) presence on the plane that transported US$9.3 to South Africa, if a court suit against the APC failed to yield result.