‘If 500 policemen come, we’ll resist with 5000 men’ – Umahi condemns arrest of aides


Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi on Wednesday threatened to resist persistent arrests of some top government officials by security agencies in the state.

Umahi said the development was targeted at weakening his political structures and ambitions ahead of 2019 elections.

“If they come with 500 policemen, we will raise over 5000 men to resist them,” he warned.

He made this known in Abakaliki when he received the new Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 6, Calabar, AIG Tilli Abubakar who was on working visit to the state.

Umahi further condemned the attitude of transferring cases from the state to Abuja.

“If not my relationship with the IG, I would have taken police to court.

“How can police be coming to Abuja to harass our people? So you have to send a word to them. We will not entertain it.

“Otherwise, we will go to court and try it and then we will see. We will not accept intimidation”, he stressed.



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