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Politics of Sunday, 7 August 2022


Plateau Labour Party Governorship candidate arrested, Police give reasons

Yohanna Margif is the LP guber candidate of the Labour Party Yohanna Margif is the LP guber candidate of the Labour Party

The police command in Plateau State has disclosed the reason it arrested Ambassador Yohanna Margif, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the state.

Margif was arrested on Friday, August 5 by armed policemen.

In a statement released by its Public Relations Officer, Alabo Alfred, the command said the arrest followed a criminal report against the politician, adding that the arrest was not politically motivated as reported on some social media platforms.

“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 cheque over a business deal they had in recent times. Hence, the police invited the Amb. Margif to answer the allegation levied against him to which he confirmed to be true.

The Plateau State Police Command wishes to set the record straight that the Nigeria Police is a nonpartisan organization that rigorously pursues criminal matters with vigor irrespective of who is involved,” the statement read.