The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has denied sending trucks to convey constables back to the state from Nigeria Police Training School, Enugu.
Ortom made the rebuttal, following a trending video on social media on Saturday, where it was alleged that he hired trucks to bring back police officers to state, after their training.
A video had surfaced on social media showing some trucks being parked, waiting to convey some police officers, with the person recording the scene, alleging that, those were the trucks Ortom had sent to assist in bringing back the officers to the state.
A statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Ortom noted that he only approved the request of the State Police Command for support, to enable it bring the constables back to the state from Nigeria Police Training School, Enugu.
Ortom further added that it was not his responsibility to determine the type of vehicles the command would use for that purpose.
The statement added that Ortom finds the said video as an act of mischief and deliberate attempt to cast him in bad light.
“We watched a video trending on social media in which those who shot it were heard claiming that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom sent trucks to convey police constables from Enugu back to the state,” the statement reads briefly.
“It is important to state that the Government of Benue State did not hire trucks or other vehicles to convey the police recruits to the state.”