The police have said one Prince Kpokpogri, the estranged lover of a Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, was arrested for attempting to cause a breach of public peace at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Maitama, Abuja.

The suspect was said to have visited the luxury hotel on Monday with two police guards in a bid to retrieve a Lexus SUV parked by Dikeh, who lodged there.

He allegedly blocked the vehicle with his car and when cautioned, his police escorts reportedly threatened to shoot a female worker of the hotel.

The hotel management subsequently invited the police, who took all the parties to the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

Confirming the incident in a phone interview with PUNCH Metro on Tuesday, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, FCIID, Joseph Egbunike, said he directed a Commissioner of Police to arrest Kpokpogri.

According to him, the police escorts were also detained for failing to bring the situation at the hotel under control, adding that Kpokpogri had been released on bail.

Dikeh and her erstwhile lover have been trending in the news lately following their messy break-up, with the latter accusing the actress of promiscuity, while she described him as a blackmailer.

The DIG dismissed reports that he arrested Kpokpogri to please Dikeh.

He stated, “I only met the suspect and the complainant for the first time yesterday (Monday); I don’t know where they came from. It has to do with the criminal issue that happened at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. We went there to do a threat analysis that somebody was trying to cause a situation.

“So, I sent my commissioner to go and bring them only to be surprised to see the two parties. We interviewed them and detained my policemen who were there, but could not contain the situation. They are in the cell now. I know by today, everybody must have calmed down and reflected on what they did and what they did not do and the matter would be resolved.

“The suspect has been released on bail. Besides, the matter we are treating is disturbance of public space, not their relationship, which another commissioner is treating.”

Written By Obioma Ezenwobodo Esq

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