Police quiz Governor Nyako over genocide memo
This may not be the best of times for Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako as a team of top police officers Monday night arrived in Yola, the state capital to quiz the embattled governor on his recent controversial memo.
Nyako had recently penned an inflammatory memo to his colleagues in the north, accusing the federal government of sundry crimes against the region, including genocide, bombing, kidnapping and torture.
The governor has since been roundly condemned by several co league-governors, particularly those from the south.
Pointblanknews.com gathered that respite may still be far for Nyako as the team of police investigators were billed to meet with him Tuesday morning “so he can substantiate the wild claims in that memo.”
A top security source told Pointblanknews.com that Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar dispatched the crack team.
Pointblanknews.com gathered that the police team is led by a Commissioner of Police, and has as members two deputy commissioners, one assistant commissioner and two deputy supritendents of Police.
“The governor has agreed to meet with the team for 9am in the Government House,” the source added.
On if the meeting wouldn't run against the immunity granted governors by the Constitution, the source said same never forbade the investigation of governors.
“Yes, a governor may enjoy immunity from arrest and prosecution, but such a governor can be investigated. This is why the officers have come to investigate the treasonable comments of Governor Murtala Nyako,” he explained.
“Apart from having served as deputy Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of the Naval Staff, Nyako holds the second and third national honours- GCON and CFR. He spent the better part of jis life in the military. What is more, he is an elected governor. So, whatever he says cannot be dismissed with a wave of the hand, reason. It should be thoroughly investigated,” added the source.
Pointblanknews.com also gathered that some prominent governors from the north chided Nyako for the memo and have piled pressure on him to withdraw it and apologise to Nigerians.
One northern governor was said to have openly expressed his disapproval of the memo, stressing his embarrassment at being identified with “such a character.”
The inflammatory memo read in part, “…it is a well-known
fact that the present Federal administration has now become a government of impunity run by an evil-minded leadership for the advancement of corruption that is apparently enjoying the protection of the Federal administration as a citizen of this country should enjoy but is being denied by the administration using its mass murderers/cut-throats embedded in our legitimate and traditional Defence and
“It is very clear that
the protection of life and property of innocent citizens in Northern Nigeria and recognising their Human rights and Voting right in the forthcoming general elections is no longer a cardinal principle of the administration.
“The beginning of Genocide: Clearly the victims of the Administration's evil-mindedness are substantially Northern Nigerians. The administration is bent on
bringing wars in the North between Muslim and Christians and within them and between one ethnic group and another or others in various communities in the
Cases of mass murders by its
bloody minded killers and cut-throats are well known, but it attributes the killings to so-called Boko-Haram. Thousands of our young girls and boys have been kidnapped by clearly organised militia in the last few years and kidnapping is now a random affair all over the far North. These
organized kidnappers must have the backing of the Federal administration for them to move about freely with abducted children just as those who convey ammunitions and explosives from the Ports
to the safe-houses of so called Boko-Haram in the North,” penned Nyako, exclaiming, “Hurrah we are no longer