The Police Command of Delta State told barefaced lies to reporters regarding the alleged assassination attempt of the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Victor Ochei.
The Police public relations officer (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Lucky Uyabeme had earlier told a reporter over the phone that the assassination story was a hoax, blaming politicians for lying and capitalizing on circumstances of that nature to confuse the public.
A few hours after the recorded phone conversation, the PPRO went public claiming that the explosion of a cannon by a member of Obomkpa community was an “assassination attempt” on Mr. Ochei’s life.
The police further denied that he spoke with any reporter regarding the incident.
See the two versions of the police PPRO statements in a video below: