Atiku denies playing part in forced exit of Oba Akiolu from police

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The former Vice-President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar has denied accusation by Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu 1, that he and others were responsible for his retirement from the police force in 2002.

In reaction to the Oba’s allegations published in a section of the media, the former Vice-President said in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Jan. 31 that he did not suggest and never proposed his removal from the force.

The statement explained that Atiku never supervised the Nigeria Police or the Police Service Commission, and therefore, couldn’t have been part of any alleged plot to force the Oba out of public service as he did not committed   any offence.

The former Vice-President also explained that he had no powers over the force or the Police Service Commission to remove anybody, for whatever reasons from office without committing any offence.

Atiku Abubakar emphasised that he was not familiar with Oba Akiolu at the time the monarch was removed from the Police Force.

The Turakin. Adamawa affirmed that he held the Oba of Lagos in high esteem, saying that he was totally innocent of the allegations that the monarch levelled against at him. ##

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