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Ex-paramilitary chief, others deny officer’s alleged threat


Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

CHAIRMAN of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of the paramilitary Gallant Community Protection and Safety Foundation (GCPSF), Donatus Ibe, has denied the allegations of threat to life, property, police harassment and financial impropriety made against him.

The former boss of the Anambra State branch of GCPSF, Dr. Alpha Justice, the ex-national commandant-general, Dr. Anthony Clarke, Imo State Commandant, Sunday Ogonnaya, and others had addressed the media last week in Onitsha, accusing the BOT members, other officers of the organisation and the police of championing their ordeal. They claimed to have suffered police harassment, arrests and detention in Anambra, Imo and Delta states.

However Ibe on Tuesday denied the allegation that the ex-officials were in danger, stating rather that they were the ones threatening the BOT members with police and army.

Ibe accused the three of embezzlement, conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the organisation and intimidation, adding that Justice was arrested when the members he commanded named him as their boss.

According to him, there were allegations that the former Imo commandant extorted money from several people while the former national commandant-general registered GACPON for his selfish interest and refused to remit money to the national office.

Similarly, Michael Obierika denied all the allegations but said he was not in a position to comment. Pressed further, however, he acknowledged that Justice was the Anambra commandant and that there was problem when he was called upon to account for the money collect on behalf of the organisation.

“We were not satisfied with his account, and during the meeting of the organisation, he called in the army, who arrested him,” Obierika disclosed.

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