After coming under public wrath for allegedly dehumanising his employees, a former minister of state for education has denied wrongdoing and signified readiness to be interrogated by the police should the need arise.
Female employees of Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State were allegedly stripped naked, photographed, arrested and arraigned before a local magistrate.
Former junior minister Kenneth Gbagi reportedly owns the hotel which accused the workers of theft. His children also allegedly participated in the assault.
Unconfirmed reports say the police already obtained a warrant to arrest the former minister.
But Gbagi, who is reportedly nursing governorship ambition, denies all wrongdoing. He also exonerates his children. He says he is ready to answer questions and blames the incident on political rivals.
“Any responsible person should be able to honour police invitation; anybody who does not honour police invitation is a criminal,” the former minister told Punch on Sunday.
“The police will soon know who is sponsoring the whole incident.
“There’s no invitation to me from the police. I will honour the police invitation if I’m invited.
“The police have invited people, who are higher than me, even Presidents. Who am I? I will honour the police invitation,” he stated.