The Labour Party governorship candidate in Plateau State, Ambassador Yohanna Margif, was arrested over alleged financial fraud.
This was disclosed by the state police command in a statement on Saturday.
Ambassador Margif was arrested on Friday by armed policemen.
Spokesperson of the command, Alabo Alfred, said the arrest followed a criminal report against the politician, adding that the arrest was not politically motivated as spread on the Social media platforms.
The statement said, “Contrary to the report being circulated by some online news media alleging that the arrest of Amb. Yohanna Margif by operatives of the Plateau State Command is politically motivated, the command wishes to inform members of the public that such report is malicious, misleading and unfounded.
“Amb. Margif was criminally reported against by his business associate, one E.C. Gajare who alleged that Amb. Margit issued him a dud cheque over a business deal they had in recent times. Hence, the police invited the Amb. Margif to answer the allegation levied against him to which he confirmed to be true.”
“The Plateau State Police Command wishes to set the record straight that the Nigeria Police is a non partisan organization that rigorously pursues criminal matters with vigor irrespective of who is involved.”