House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, has notified the Nigerian Police Force and the Department of State Security (DSS), of an alleged plot by the Bauchi government to implicate him in a criminal conspiracy.
Backstory: In the letter dated March 21, 2019 and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, with the Director-General of the DSS copied, Dogara claimed that he had received confidential information about the plot.
Details of the plot according to the Speaker will involve the planting of false evidence in form of branded motorbikes and cars bearing the logo of his party (PDP) and his pictures, which would be used to commit crimes and implicate him in criminal activities.
“The Bauchi State government has procured hundreds of motorbikes and cars, which are being branded in the Government House, Bauchi with my pictures and logo of my party, PDP, and my name inscribed.
“The plan is that the Bauchi State government will engage some criminal elements and give them the branded motorbikes and cars, which they will use to commit crime and thereafter, abandon them at the scene so as to implicate me.
“I am, by this letter, putting the police and other security agencies on notice so as to be on the watch out for these criminal elements intended to be deployed by Bauchi State government.”