by Azeez Adeniyi
The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Ibrahim Chafe has said he is not in the state to work against governor Ayodele Fayose as widely reported.
Chafe said reports that he hails from Kaduna State just like President Muhammadu Buhari was false, stating that he hails from Chafe in Tsafe Local Government area of Zamfara State.
He said he was transferred to the state to fight crime and not play politics.
Ekiti Elders Unity Agenda had on Saturday claimed that Chafe was posted to the state to begin a witch hunt of opposition in the state.
“I am not under any instruction to come here to fight anybody. Even when I was transferred, I did not even know that Ekiti election is coming soon. It was when I got here that I knew that election is coming here soon.
“I value my profession and personality above any other thing. Even if you check all the elections that had been conducted recently, President Buhari didn’t interfere in police works. So, I am here to perform my statutory duties.
“I am a Nigerian and wherever I go to, I see myself as part of that community and I can’t come here to cause trouble. I have worked in all the six geopolitical zones of the country and I have good records.
“I am old enough to form my own principles and these principles will surely guide me in the discharge of my duties”, Chafe said.