Breaking News: Police Arrest Kogi State Lawmaker over Terrorist Activities

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House of Assembly member, Friday Sanni, representing Igalamela/ Odolu constituency
House of Assembly member, Friday Sanni, representing Igalamela/ Odolu constituency
Information reaching 247ureports.com indicates that a Kogi State House of Assembly member, Friday Sanni, representing Igalamela/ Odolu constituency in the state was yesterday arrested and being interrogated at the Force Headquarters by a team led by AIG Ahmodu over allegations bordering on murder, thuggery and the setting up of a terrorist group known as “Ajana Mopol”.
The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution compelling the inspector General of police to arrest and prosecute Friday Sanni, representing Igalamela/ Odolu constituency in the state House of Assembly, over allegations bordering on murder, thuggery and illegal setting up of a security outfit known as “Ajana Mopol”.
According to the resolution,  the Inspector General of Police was ordered to issue a warrant of arrest on  the lawmaker,  and cause him to appear before the Ethics and Public Petitions Committee of the House of Representatives to answer to the allegations
The House of Representatives, it was gathered, was acting on a petition written by former minister of interior, Mr Humphrey Abba, stating that the lawmaker had in the past been declared wanted by the police over the allegations and wondered why the police were yet to arrest the lawmaker.
But the lawmaker denied committing the crimes and headed for the court to seek an exparte injunction restraining the Inspector General of Police, the National Assembly or their agents from arresting, detaining and or summoning him before the House committee.
In his ruling, Justice Ekwo Iyang, while granting the application held that the fundamental rights of the lawmaker must not in any way be threatened by allegations which have not been determined by the court of law.
Justice Iyang  declared that the status quo be retained and restrained the Inspector General of police, the state commissioner of police, Speaker of the House of Representative and or their agents from arresting, detaining or summoning the lawmaker before any committee.
On getting the ex-parte order, the lawmaker fled to neighboring Ghana but arrested yesterday upon his return.

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