Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has revealed that Asari Dokubo and some other former Niger-Delta former militants will be investigated over their recent threat remarks.
The Nigeria Police is currently investigating the recent threats made by Asari Dokubo and some other Niger-Delta warlords to blow up the country if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected.
The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba while in an interactive session with the press on Sunday, February, 1 revealed that the former militants will not be arrested because there are no evidences yet.
“Do not forget it is not at every instance you arrest someone, sometimes, the best you do is to prepare yourselves, get your evidence first. When you have your evidence, then you go into arrest. Arrest should normally come after the investigations, investigations are ongoing,’’ he said.
Mujahideen Dokubo-Asari, and some other former Niger-Delta militants like Victor Ben Ebikabowei also known as Boy Loaf, and Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, had reportedly threatened war in the country if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the February election.
Asari Dokubo in a recent interview denounced the country, revealing that is not a Nigerian.
"I don’t see myself as a Nigerian. I have been an enemy of the Nigerian state, so to say," he said in the interview.
The remarks of the ex-war-lords have drawn criticisms from everywhere but Suleiman Abba has revealed that the force is yet to receive any formal complaint.
“I am not aware that any of my officers have said that you require complaint over inflammatory statements by ex-militants. Like I said investigations are going on, when it is the time to arrest, we will effect arrest,” the Police IG said.