THE chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko has met with the leadership of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in the aftermath of the widely reported incident which occurred on Sunday, October 9, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on the arrival of the Super Eagles from their trip to Zambia.
Dikko met with the FCT Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohammed Mustapha and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Garba Mohammed, in a follow-up to earlier meetings he had on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11 with the Commissioner of Police, Legal, at the police headquarters and the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), during which the incident at the airport was reported.
It will be recalled that upon the arrival of the Super Eagles, two unidentified men, approached Dikko, who is also NFF second vice-president, and insisted that he accompanied them. They had claimed that his attention was needed by the FCT CP, but did not present any identification or warrant to that effect.
Dikko had informed the men that he would see the Abuja CP in the morning as it was already past midnight then and went further to contact the police headquarters to ascertain the veracity of the said invitation.
However, despite being directed by authorities at the police headquarters and the Abuja CP to leave, the two officers remained within the vicinity leading to some altercation with those at the airport, which resulted in a firearm being discharged in circumstances that are still unclear.
At the meeting, Mohammed, the FCT police boss stated that he had at no time ordered or directed the arrest of Dikko or Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer, for any reason whatsoever.
He further recalled that some persons had approached his office in the night with a photocopy of an alleged court order of the Jos High Court, which is outside his jurisdiction, purportedly for the committal of Dikko and Abubakar for contempt of the High Court sitting in Jos.