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Ondo CP denies withdrawing security details of deputy gov Agboola Ajayi

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The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami has said that he doesn’t have the powers to withdraw the security details of the deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi.

Agboola had alleged that his security details have been withdrawn thereby endangering the life of his family and aides.

In reaction, Salami stated that such can only be done on the orders of the Inspector-general of Police, IGP Adamu Muhammed.

“Let it be clearly understood that the posting of Policemen to deputy governors in the country is the prerogative of the Inspector-General of Police and no Commissioner of Police can call for their withdrawal.

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“However, let it be known that policemen attached to Government Houses take directives from the Chief Security Officer to the Governor who can post and withdraw according to the reason and purpose that suit him.

“But cannot for whatever reason withdraw policemen posted from the Force Headquarters to a Deputy Governor”, he said.

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