The Kogi State Government has accused the Dangote Group of planning to unleash mayhem on the state following the dispute of the ownership of the Obajana Cement Company land.
In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon Kingsley Fanwo, he said the group, in a secret meeting, is making serious effort to disrupt the peace of the state.
Fanwo said, a top Management Staff of the group secretly placed a phone call to a top Government official as the meeting was going on to hatch their alleged plans against the government and people of Kogi State.
In the statement titled: “Plot By Dangote To Cause Chaos In Kogi Uncovered,” the government also accused Dangote of planning to use anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to intimidate some members of Governor Yahaya Bello’s parliament and his supporters.
According to the statement, the group “plan to use the press to attack the Governor and the Government of Kogi State. They planned to deploy people to the major TV Stations in the country to attack the Governor and the Government of Kogi State.
“They planned to call the EFCC and DSS today to claim those who sealed the company on the orders of the House of Assembly stole the sum of N207m and that those agencies should arrest them.
“Lastly, they resolved to block all the major highways across the state with their trucks to make it impossible for the Governor to move out of the state capital. In their words, they said ‘we will prove to him that his madness cannot match our own’.”
The government, however, vowed to “release visuals and audio of the said meeting and the whole world will see the mindset and modus operandi of Alh. Aliko Dangote and his conglomerate.”