The Nigerian police have given their reason for arresting Donto Dikeh’s ex lover, Prince kpokpogiri.
Police said that Kpokpogiri, was arrested for attempting to cause a breach of peace at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Maitama, Abuja, on Monday.
He was said to have visited the hotel with two police guards to recover a Lexus SUV parked by Dikeh, who lodged there.
Kpokpogiri was accused of blocking the vehicle with his car and when approached by the hotel, his police escort reportedly threatened to shoot a female worker of the hotel.
The hotel management then invited the police who took all the parties to the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Police confirmed the incident. In a phone interview on Tuesday, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, FCIID, Joseph Egbunike, hinted that he directed a Commissioner of Police to arrest Kpokpogiri following reports of a threatening situation at the hotel.
According to him, the police escorts were being detained for not containing the situation, even as he disclosed that Kpokpogiri has been released on bail.
However, he dismissed reports that he arrested Kpokpogiri to please Tonto Dikeh.
“I only met the suspect and complainant for the first time yesterday (Monday); I don’t know where they came from. It has to do with the criminal issue that happened at Transcorp Hilton Hotel. We went there to do a threat analysis that somebody was trying to cause a situation there.
“So, I sent my commissioner to go and bring them only to be surprised to see the two parties. We interviewed them and detained my policemen who were there and could not contain the situation. They are in the cell now. I know by today, everybody must have calmed down and reflected on what they did and what they did not do.”
“The suspect has been released on bail, he is entitled to bail. Besides, the matter we are treating is the disturbance of public space, not the other one of their relationship which another commissioner is treating. All those things would be resolved by the commissioner handling the matter.
“When a matter is subsisting at the police station, there is no need of taking matters into your hands. If the matter has been concluded and you are not satisfied, you make your case. But when you go to a public space and there’s panic, we’ll have no choice but to step in,” he stated.