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I pushed policeman because he disrespected Ogun Deputy Governor – Reps member

The House of Representatives member representing Ado-Odo Ota Federal Constituency, Tunji Akinosi, on Tuesday said he pushed a police officer during the Iganmode Day because he was disrespectful to the Ogun Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele.

Akinosi rubbished reports that he assaulted a police officer during the celebration.

In a statement he issued on Tuesday, the lawmaker said the disrespectful policeman was attached to Senator Olamilekan Solomon, popularly known as ‘Yayi’ and not the Deputy Governor.

He said he only pushed the so-called overzealous officer, one M. Yusuf because he was rude and displayed a high sense of irresponsibility at the event.

“Officer M. Yusuf, who allegedly doubles as the commander of Senator Solomon Adeola aka Yayi’s security team actually disrespected the Deputy Governor when he disrespectfully asked who was the Deputy Governor.

“The officer’s disrespectful conduct angered the youths at the event. The unruly officer had earlier assaulted the Deputy Governor’s aide, Kola Salako, and others in the Deputy Governor’s train all in the name of doing his job,” he said.

According to Akinosi, his interaction with the officer was meant to be a reconciliatory effort but that the officer’s rudeness and derogatory statement and threat to deal with him when he was trying to call the policeman to order led him to push him.

He said the alleged assault was just another attempt to change the narrative and bring him to disrepute ahead of the next political game in Ogun State that is already playing out behind the scenes.

Akinosi lamented that it is becoming pretty alarming how all manners of unknown platforms and people claiming to be journalists put out unverified news items just to drag people’s reputations in the mud.

He said he is a responsible member of the House of Representatives who is working hard to fulfill his campaign promises to thousands of his constituents and shall not be distracted.

credit: PM News