Kogi Assembly Attack: 10 Suspects Arrested, Speaker, 2 Others Whisked To Force Headquarters- Saharacable

No less than 10 suspected thugs have actually been jailed for their affirmed participation in the assault on the Kogi State house of assembly, equally as the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has invited the speaker, Kogi State house of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole and two others to Abuja over the invasion, SAHARACABLE report.

It would be recalled that the State Assembly was attacked on the 1st of August, 2017 by some suspected thugs, who beat up Hon. Friday Makama, member representing Igalamela/ Odolu LGA , manhandled journalists and destroyed Assembly chamber and vehicles.

The other two members are Hon. Ahmed Mohammed representing Ankpa 1 constituency and Hon. Muhammad Balogun Abdullahi representing Ajaokuta constituency.

DAILY POST gathered that Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrived Lokoja on Wednesday and arrested about 10 suspects in connection with the mayhem at the Assembly complex who are allegedly taking refuge in the House of one of the lawmakers at the Commissioner’s quarters in Lokoja.

Sources close to the Kogi State Police Command disclosed that the Speaker and two other members of the Assembly were led to Abuja on Thursday afternoon by the state Police Command.

According to the reliable source, the Mopol Commander was demobilized while other police officers who failed to perform their duties professionally at the scene during the attack were also transferred from Kogi State.

It was further gathered that the Inspector General of Police after investigation was able to apprehend those involved through video clips that was presented to his office.

However, when newsmen put a call to the Commissioner of Police, CP Wilson Inalegwu to confirmed the arrest, he denied knowledge, saying it would have been possible that they must have come to pick them without his knowledge.

Just last Wednesday, in an anticipation of the IG’s directive, the Assembly quickly set up 5 man Committee to investigate the attack on the Assembly by some suspected thugs.

The Assembly also called for proper investigation to be carried out by the House for necessary legislative action.

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