Front-line opposition voice and National Coordinator of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Youth frontiers, Usman Okai Austin, has accused by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State of running a secret detention camp inside his office an act considered illegal.
But speaking on the issue Mr Kingskly Fanwo, the Kogi governor’s aide said that law enforcement agents in the state are claiming down on criminals who have been terrorising the state.
Okai accused Governor Bello of abusing the executive power by locking up opposition figures in an arbitrary manner.
Governor Bello has currently in his detention camp the like of Alhaji Mohammed Barga, the zonal Vice Chairman of the PDP Kogi west, whose offense was that, he made a public criticism of Governor Bello leadership style after the Jummat prayers at a mosque not far from the Lugard House, Lokoja he said.
He also said that a former Vice Chairman of Okene Local government, Hon Usman Okorongo has been under detention in government house for some days now.
‘We want to draw the attention of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission to this gross abuse of human rights currently on going in Kogi state.
‘Yahaya Bello once threatened to treat students or whoever went against him like kidnappers and he is now implementing his threat.” Okai said
Okai went further to plead with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to caution Bello as the good citizens of the state will not be force to take law into their hands , Yahaya Bello inherited Late Audu votes after the demise of Audu and is expected of him to be magnanimous instead he has turned to a full blown dictator who refused to pay workers salaries and pensioners for over 10 months and whosoever raises an eyebrow is treated not just as enemy but with death threat and illegal detention .
Speaking on the issue Mr Kingskly Fanwo the Kogi governor’s aide said that Okai’s allegation were false and that it is the imagination of the accusers.
Fanwo said that Oaki is not a law enforcement agent and that Governor Yahaya Bello’s government will not be not be distracted by those who are out to pursue their selfish interests.
He further said that law enforcement agent in the state are claiming down on criminals who have been terrorising the state.