A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in Kogi State, Mr. Ayodeji Olumudi, has been identified as one of the suspects a member paraded by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police on Monday in Lagos.
Olumudi, who wore a red T-shirt during the parade, once vied for a seat into the House of Representatives on the platform of the PDP during the 2011 General Elections.
According to a report by The Nation on Tuesday, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) at FSARS, Adeniji-Adele Street, Lagos, paraded an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Ekiti State, Itunnu Odeyemi, and eight others, saying they were notorious for snatching exotic cars.
Odeyemi confessed to have provided his political thug, Omoniyi Ajewole, with a gun, which was recovered by the police. This led to the arrest of the Ekiti APC member.
One of the other eight has turned out to be a PDP chief in Kogi State. His PDP campaign poster was obtained by The Nation yesterday.
Reacting yesterday to the new twist to the story, the police image maker said: “The idea of anybody trying to read political colouration into it is rather unfortunate. We were concerned about the robbery, and if the suspect had not opened up that he was a political thug, perhaps that would not have come up. Ajewole said it so openly that it would have been difficult for anybody to contest the fact. But if anyone has any additional information from anywhere, that is alright. So people should not drag us into politics.
“The other person, even if he was a politician, the interrogation probably never took us to that direction. In investigation, it is not possible for you to know everything about a suspect”, Mba added.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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