It’s no more news that the Inspector of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris was in Kano last Monday to commission the Force Technical Intelligence Unit and all hell was let loose. He was practically speaking, lost in transmission!
In an embarrassing video clip that has since gone viral online, the IGP was caught struggling to read from a prepared script, making multiple blunders and struggling helplessly to be coherent.
The usually loquacious Force Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood, has since been silent over the embarrassing outing giving the feeling that since no response is coming from the police hierarchy the video clip is a true representation of fact.
Watching the video leaves one dumbstruck and distressed. Below is the unedited transcript:
“I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command.”
“Sorry, I’m sorry please.” (A man in suit joined him to help hold down his script, and even helped with the pronunciation of the words. But this didn’t make the reading any better for the IGP). He continued, “All effective the transmission, other transmission, I can state without contradiction that I have commissioned what?
“Over transmission of, over transmission of, over all kidnapping, armed robbery and other heinous crimes, I mean, ehm, commission transmission, recommendation
transmission.” The end!
However two theories have been attributed for this unfortunate public gaff by the IGP, one is that the video was doctored by mischief makers to discredit the IGP and the other is that the video is real, and the IGP was just having a bad day which can happen to anyone.
Consequent upon this, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has said that the IGP owes the Nigerian Public an explanation.
In his Facebook page Ozekhome said “My take on the two parallel videos. I am not a film maker or video expert. I am not a politician. No membership of any political party. No meetings with any of them. I handle cases for the top echelon of the ruling APC party and the opposition PDP party. So, I will take my analysis from a strictly professional legal angle which can resonate with the judge and the court watchers if I were given the opportunity to put the IGP in the witness box for brutal cross examination on both videos. The readily discernible differences that he must clear to the satisfaction of the court.”
After noting clearly eight differences in the two viral videos circulating in the social media, from purportedly the same ceremony and acknowledging ICT wizardry in greatly doctoring the events, he submitted thus;
“A calm view of A which I have carefully done, will see no jumps at all in the speech which ran throughout, except when his aide came to the stage to guide him. Public officers should not think we are all fools who can be taken for a cheap “gangilova” ride. Some of us are quite discerning, critical and interrogating.
“This is one instance the IGP owes the Nigerian public an explanation, even if he refuses to honour Senate’s invitation under sections 5,60,62,88 and 89 of the 1999 Constitution and sections 4 and 5 of the Legislative Houses (Powers And Privileges) Act, Laws of the federation of Nigeria,2004.”
Chief Ozekhome, further pledged to push through his take on the issue through his weekly back page column of Sunday Telegraph.