Former Lagos Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has attributed the cry by former President Olusegun Obasanjo over alleged plan to arrest and detain him by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to lot of atrocities he committed during his presidency of the country.
“He (Obasanjo) has ruled this country and committed a lot of atrocities, some of which border on criminality. For instance, many high profile murder of notable politicians occurred during his tenure and nothing was done to unravel such cases. For example, the Bola Ige murder case. Ige was Obasanjo’s minister of justice and attorney general who was assassinated in his home.”
Abubakar Tsav, who spoke to news men today, on Sunday in Makurdi, said: “former President Obasanjo is simply afraid of his shadow’’.
The outspoken former cop chief recalled what he called “high profile corruption cases like the $16 billion power contracts and Halliburton bribe scandal.
“OBJ is afraid that he might be required to explain his role in any of these. He is just pre-empting President Mohammadu Buhari here.
“If he believes that he is innocent, why is he crying out? He has stained his fingers and should subject himself for Police interrogation.”
Tsav, who is also the immediate past Federal Commissioner in the Public Complaint Commission (PCC), commended President Buhari for ordering the IGP to re-open the investigation of the late Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige in 2016 adding that it was a right step in the right direction.
He said that throughout his 30 years in the criminal investigation department of the Police Force, he discovered that all criminal cases that governments were interested in the culprits were never arrested non justice served.
“I have served the nation in the Nigeria Police Force for 35years, three quarters of which was in Criminal Investigation Department in all levels of the Force. “I do know as a matter of fact that, any major crime in which the government is interested, the perpetrators will never be found or arrested neither will they be brought to justice.
“The murder of Chief Bola Ige, the Nation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice is one of such cases. Or how else can one explain the clinical and gruesome murder of a whole Minister of Justice of the Federation and yet no one will be arrested and brought to justice? This is too glaring.”
He warned governors and other leaders across the country to stop using their present positions to commit all manner of atrocities and trying to cover same by using their positions, stressing that at the right time they will never escape God’s justice.
“Those leaders at all levels of Government who believe that they can use their positions and power to commit heinous crimes and use the same positions to evade justice, must realise that they may escape man’s justice but they shall never escape God’s justice.”
Abubakar Tsav advised the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to use his best and incorruptible detectives to expose the murderers of Bola Ige and many Nigerians who were callously murdered by these nests of murderers masquerading as Leaders. [myad]