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Police storm Ekiti to arrest 11 lawmakers, others, govt alleges
Source: Daily Sun ekiti.com News Section:  Ekiti Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016


The Ekiti State government last night raised the alarm, alleging that armed policemen from Abuja have stormed the state capital on a mission to arrest leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), top government officials and 11 members of the State House of Assembly.

Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka said the police came to arrest those being sought after under funny allegation of stockpiling arms during the June 21, 2014 governorship election. He alleged that the police team was led by one CSP Mohammed Abubakar of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abuja.

The governor’s aide said the new plot was an aftermath of the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) to achieve the plan of coercing the state House of Assembly members to impeach the Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The government said the indiscriminate arrest was to begin last night and that the policemen arrived Ado Ekiti, the State capital with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said: “We are aware of the arrival of policemen from Abuja to Ekiti State with the intention of arresting 11 members of the House of Assembly, two PDP leaders per local government and some other top officials of the government.

“Ridiculously, the offense for which the policemen are to embark on this indiscriminate arrest is owing to malicious outburst that those listed for arrest stockpiled arms during the governorship election conducted in Ekiti close to two years ago.

“This plot is in furtherance of the APC plot to destabilize the government of Ekiti State just because of Governor Fayose’s hard stance on President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC government policies.

“The question is, what was the arms they claimed were stockpiled used for? Was anyone killed or attacked during the election?

“We therefore wish to alert Nigerians on this new plot and state that Ekiti people will resist any attempt to use the Police to harass innocent citizens of the State.”

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