Reports Accusing Me Of Causing Fight At Betting Centre Are Malicious – Senator Jibrin

Reports Accusing Me Of Causing Fight At Betting Centre Are Malicious – Senator Jibrin

The Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Jibrin Isah Echocho has said that reports linking him to a crisis that erupted at a betting centre at Ajiolo Ojaji, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State are malicious and uncharitable.

Speaking via a statement issued on Friday and made available to the newsmen, the senator wondered why some individuals are bent on tarnishing his image.

The lawmaker insisted that the incident was completely unknown to him, adding that there was no basis to warrant him ordering the attack.

He explained that from his personal investigation it was discovered that the fracas was a disagreement among friends at a betting centre that snowballed into violence.

The statement read: “It is with great disappointment that I respond to these baseless accusations, which seem to be a desperate attempt by some politically motivated urchins to tarnish my reputation and discredit my service to the people of our great senatorial district.

“I want to set the record straight and clarify the events surrounding the incident.

“Contrary to the sensationalized and false accounts that have been propagated, the incident in question arose from a disagreement among some friends at a betting center.

“Regrettably, this dispute escalated into a violent altercation. My heart goes out to the victims of this unfortunate incident, and I extend my deepest sympathies to them and their families.

“Let me emphasize that I unequivocally condemn any form of violence or lawlessness. Such behaviour has no place in our society, and it is essential that we all work together to promote peace and understanding among our people.

“I implore those who seek to exploit this unfortunate situation for political gain to cease their efforts immediately.

“We must not allow divisive and malicious tactics to undermine the unity and progress of our community and I want to reiterate that I belong to everyone and will continue to work tirelessly to promote love, unity, and peace among my constituents and all Nigerians.

“During my visit to the victims of the fracas, I made a heartfelt plea to those who are attempting to use my name for political advantage to cease their actions.”

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