The Nigeria police in Delta State told barefaced lies to reporters regarding the purported assassination of the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Victor Ochei. Police public relations officer, 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 life. The police further denied that he spoke with any reporter regarding the incident.
Here are the two versions of the police PRO statements.