Kogi Guber: Man arrested with cartridges is a hunter- Group clarifies
A Community Policing Organization under the auspices of Ganaja/Ajaokuta Neighborhood Watch has cleared the air on a suspect identified as Jerry Isaac arrested by men of Nigeria Police Force with a few cartridges of ammunitions.
The suspect, according to the Director, Communications, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka Campaign Organization Faruk Adejoh-Audu in a statement was arrested on Sunday by men of the Nigeria Police Force, while attempting to plant ammunition on the campaign train of the Kogi State Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.
Audu had said the incidence occurred at about 4pm at Goshen Hotel, Ganaja Lokoja while a tumultuous crowd was waiting to receive Ajaka who was returning from a campaign event in Kogi East.
The SDP Campaign Spokesperson alleged that, the suspect who is from Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State was arrested with two cartoons of bullet cartridges hidden amongst crates of minerals in a tricycle otherwise known as Keke NAPEP.
Explaining further about the arrest, Audu, “The suspect had pretended to be a delivery man making supplies to the Hotel. When Plain clothes policemen from the C Division of the Kogi State Police Command manning the Hotel stopped the suspect to allow a search of the items, two other passengers of the tricyle suddenly took to their heels.
“This reinforced the suspicion of the officers who held unto Mr Isaac and took the trunk of the tricycle apart. When the ammunition was discovered supporters waiting to receive Ajaka attempted to mete jungle justice on Isaac but where restrained by the policemen
“The suspect was whisked away to the C Division Police Station at 200 Units Housing Estate, Gadumo, Lokoja from where he was said to have been transferred to the police headquarters.
“The Murtala Yakubu Ajaka Campaign had for weeks been sounding alarm of plots to plant incriminating evidence on its campaign train by the Kogi State Government of Mr Yahaya Bello.
“The campaign is therefore calling on the Kogi State Command to get to the root of the mission of the suspect. The campaign hereby warns that it will go to any length legally allowed to ensure that subterfuges like the Lokoja incident are no longer directed at its candidate”.
In a swift reaction on Monday, the Ganaja/Ajaokuta Neighborhood Watch said the suspect arrested on Sunday around the venue to receive SDP Governorship Candidate Murtala Yakubu Ajaka was a known hunter.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, (PRO) of the association, Prince Peter Ugbeta, on Monday.
Ugbeta said the statement was meant to douse down the information that has gone out concerning the arrested person.
” The person is an identified hunter who didn’t mean any harm to Murtala Yakubu Ajaka” he stated
He called on the general public, particularly the security agencies to take note.