For those thinking that the arrest of Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, who was declared wanted by the Delta state commissioner of police, Hafiz Inuwa, had faded out may be in a dream land.
The police commissioner, on Monday, November 23, 2020, told journalists under the aegis of Indigenous Correspondents Chapel that as far as he is concerned, Gbagi is still on the run and he will be arrested and made to account for his sins.
Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi was invited by the police following reports that he reportedly stripped members of his staff, including male and females naked in his Signatious Hotel in Effurun near Warri, Delta state.
Following the report, the police invited Gbagi, former minister of state for education for questioning but rather than report to the police, he was said to have run to Abuja to get court order against his arrest and prosecution.
But the Delta police commissioner said no matter how much Gbagi runs he will be picked up and prosecuted but not against the court order.
The commissioner posited that Gbagi was on the run for an alleged criminal offence of stripping his female workers naked, including married women.
He said the embattled politician also was alleged to have criminally obtained money from the staff after dehumanizing them in the presence of other staff and minors around.
The Delta police chief affirmed that when the matter was reported, he ordered an investigation into the matter and then gave him the opportunity to personally report himself.
He said that Gbagi pleaded to be allowed to bury his elder sister that died that weekend and then to report on Monday, but rather than report, he sneaked to Abuja to obtain an order restraining the police from arresting him.
“I did him a favour, believing he was an elder but it turned out to be lies. After his sister’s burial on Sunday, he took excuse to finish up some work at the court and report before 3pm on Monday. He kept on lying that he was close to my office that day until later in the night when it dawned on me I had been lied to.
“Gbagi does not fear God, he took advantage of my gentle disposition to the case, because I believed a man of his status could be honest a little to respect the favour of a police commissioner. He even started blackmailing me in the process, that some human rights group and the state Attorney General had bribed me.
“Gbagi is not above the law, not even with me. He must have obtained an interim injunction to evade arrest but there are several cases against him warranting his arrest. I will not talk to him again, but I will definitely arrest him if I see him.
“Let me tell you dear friends, until we start demystifying these so called big men who think they are above the law, they will not understand how a bitter pill tastes. He could have been playing people all along, but not with me. Let him keep running, all I know is that he is still being wanted by the command”, the CP stressed.