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FCT Police Arrest APC Lawmaker, Israel Goli For Attack On DCP In Bayelsa State




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Bayelsa Lawmaker Arrested Over Alleged Role In Attacking Police Commissioner.

The Police have arrested Hon. Israel Sunny Goli for masterminding the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 24th February, 2019.

Two men who were also arrested in connection with the incident are Tamarapreye Victor (34) and Azi Newton (34).

A statement signed by, ACP Frank Mba, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, made available to Naija News today said, “Hon. Israel Sunny Goli, a candidate of one of the major political parties in the House of Representatives Elections in Brass Constituency, Bayelsa State, was arrested in his hideout somewhere in Abuja this morning, 1st March, 2019 in a well-coordinated covert operation.

His arrest is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of all persons involved in the Sunday, 24th February, 2019 attack on the DCP in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State

It would be recalled that while leading the team providing protection for INEC officials, voters and materials, DCP Kola Okunola was brutally attacked and molested by thugs led by Hon. Israel Sunny Goli.

ACP Mba, however, added that effort is ongoing by the Police to apprehend other members of the gang involved in the unwholesome attack on the officer.

“As we go into the Governorship/House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday, 9th March, 2019, the IGP reiterates his earlier warning that the Nigeria Police Force under his watch will not condone any act of assault against any member of the Public, including the personnel of the Force legitimately assigned to protect the sanctity of the ballot”, He said

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Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the Nigerian Army in Yenagoa, earlier in the week confirmed the arrest of 15 gunmen suspected to be political thugs who allegedly had planned to disrupt Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the Southern Ijaw Local Government area of the state.