Special Anti-Robbery Squad,
SARS, in Kogi has arrested
a member of the Kogi State
House of Assembly, Mr. Friday
Sani (PDP), representing the
Igalamela/ Odolu Constituency.
The counsel to Sani, Mr. John
Adele, told newsmen in Lokoja
yesterday that the lawmaker
was arrested on Friday, along the
Odolu-Nsukka road.
Adele said his client had
gone to Nsukka to make some
purchases in readiness for the
annual Odolu Day, of which he is
a chief promoter.
The counsel said that the
policemen shot at the tyres of
his client’s vehicle, so as to be
able to effect the arrest on what
he described as “spurious
He appealed to the Inspector-
General of Police, Mr. Solomon
Arase, to intervene and ensure
the release of Sani, pending
further investigations.
“We will not encourage him to
flout the law. He is prepared to
stand trial. “
Also speaking on the issue, Mr.
Isah Adejo, the Chairman of the
PDP in the Igalamela/ Odolu
Local Government Area alleged
that the arrest was masterminded
by his opponents in the April 11
State House of Assembly election.
He said that the PDP would
resist any attempt to deny Sani
the mandate freely given to
him by the people, adding that
anybody that is aggrieved about
the outcome of the election
should seek redress at the
Election Petitions Tribuna

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