Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, the Former Minister of Education (State), on Saturday, reacted to the report that four staff of Signatious Hotel, were allegedly stripped naked, photographed, arrested and dragged before a Magistrate Court in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State by him over missing money.
The Former Minister, who is going for the governorship position in Delta State, spoke at a press conference held in his Oginibo country home in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
He denied any involvement in the act, which has been widely condemned by the members of the public especially the human rights community.
Gbagi also made it clear that none of his children had a hand in the act, which he claimed were politically motivated.
The politician, who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of the hotel, noted that there was no warrant for his arrest from the Inspector-General of Police to him concerning the incident.
According to him, “There’s no invitation to me from the Police. I will honour the Police invitation if am invited. The Police had invited people who are higher than me, even presidents. Who am I? I will honour the Police invitation.”
He denied completely the whole story, while pointing out that he was at the burial ceremony of his late elder Sister, Mrs. Doris Gbagi Emareyor.
Gbagi said he was never arrested by any team of policemen from Abuja, but promised to honour the invitation of the IGP if he is invited for questioning over the incident.
Recall that It was widely reported on Friday that the Inspector-General of Police had issued a warrant for the arrest of Chief Gbagi over his alleged involvement in the incident after the police raided the hotel and arrested two staff.