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Published On: Mon, Nov 19th, 2018

Police deny accommodation protest in Imo

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The police has denied reports that there was protest over accommodation in Imo state.
The police in a statement issued yesterday by force spokesman Jimoh Moshood said it was a misunderstanding between personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit and the Management of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
It said the Inspector General of Police (IG), Muhammed Idris had directed Commissioner of Police, Imo State and the Commissioner of Police, Counter Terrorism Unit to resolve the issue amicably.
“The Force wishes to categorically state that it is not correct as stated in the publication that Policemen protested over accommodation in Imo State.
“To set the record straight, there was a misunderstanding between the Management of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri and some Police personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit who are temporarily accommodated at the Imo State Old Secretariat Staff Quarters, Orlu Road, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri in the early hours of 17th November, 2018 over eviction of the Policemen. The situation was brought under control with the prompt intervention of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State who visited the quarters on the directive of the Inspector General of Police. There was no any rampage, blockade of any road or disturbance of public peace. The grievances of both parties were immediately resolved and no protest occurred.”

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