On Wednesday, The Delta State Police Command declared Ex-Minister, Chief Kenneth Gbagi wanted for failing to honour an invitation by the Police for questioning on the alleged case of him(Gbagi) being involved in the recent dehumanizing treatment meted out to three young ladies and a man at his hotel in Delta State.
Mrs Onome Onovwakpoyeya, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), in a statement stated:
“Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi was invited by the Commissioner of Police (Mr Afiz Mohammed Inuwa) through the Area Commander Warri and DPO (divisional police officer) Ebrumede Division on 25th September, 2020 for questioning concerning the alleged dehumanizing manner in which he ordered some of his staff to be stripped naked and physically assaulted because of an alleged case of stealing which took place at Signatious Hotel belonging to him.
“Kenneth Gbagi personally and severally called and gave the excuse that he had a burial ceremony of his elder sister on Friday 25/9/2020 in which he is a key player, and asked for time to finish with the ceremony on Sunday (and that) thereafter he will report at the State Headquarters on Monday September 28, 2020.”
“These requests were granted on humanitarian ground. On Monday, 28th September, 2020, Kenneth Gbagi called the Commissioner of Police to say that he had a court case to attend to, promising to report at the Police Headquarters in Asaba by 3:00pm; again he was equally obliged.
“On the same date, the Commissioner of Police had to call him at about 5:00pm before the same Kenneth Gbagi said that he was on his way to the State Police HQ (headquarters) Asaba.
“Sadly and unfortunately, Kenneth Gbagi still failed to report; instead he went into the public space to disparage, blackmail and maligned the person of the Commissioner of Police and the Nigeria Police Force, Delta State Command for insisting on investigating him.”
“Having failed to honour his promises, Delta State Police Command is left with no option than to declare Olorogun Kenneth Ggagi wanted.
“Therefore, members of the public with useful information as to his whereabouts are advised to go to the nearest police station to report for his immediate arrest and handing him over to the Command for thorough investigation/prosecution.”