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Kogi Guber: Police arrest man Attempting To Plant Ammunition On SDP Campaign Train In Lokoja

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Kogi SDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka

By Adaji Ojonimi, Lokoja 

Plain clothes security men on Sunday, arrested a 28-year old man, Jerry Isaac in Lokoja for allegedly attempting to plant ammunition on the campaign train of the Kogi State Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.

In a press statement signed by the Director of Communications of the campaign, Mr. Faruk Adejoh-Audu which was made available to Journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, the incident  occurred at  about 4:00pm at Goshen Hotel, Ganaja Area of Lokoja, where his teeming supporters were to receive Ajaka while returning from his campaign in Kogi East.

The statement disclosed that the suspect, Jerry Isaac said to be from Bassa LGA of the state, was arrested with two cartoons of bullet cartridges hidden amongst crates of minerals in a tricycle otherwise known as Keke NAPEP, adding  that the suspect  pretended to be a delivery man supplying minerals to the Hotel.

It further stated that When Plain clothes policemen from the ‘C’ Division of the Kogi State Police Command manning the Hotel stopped the suspect for a search, two other passengers of the tricyle suddenly jumped out and took to their heels, thereby raising suspicion of the Officers, who held unto Isaac and the tricycle and later found the items concealed in cartoons of Beers. 

The statement further added that upon  the discovery of the ammunition,  supporters waiting to recieve Ajaka,  attempted to lynch Isaac but where prevented by the security personnel. 

The statement  added that the suspect was whisked away to the ‘C’ Division Police Station at 200 Units Housing Estate, Gadumo Lokoja from where he was said to have been transferred to the police headquarters.

Apex News Exclusive recalls  that Murtala Yakubu Ajaka Campaign had for weeks been sounding alarm of alleged plots to plant incriminating evidence on its campaign train by the Kogi State Government of Mr Yahaya Bello.

The director of Communications in the statement called on the Kogi State police Command to get to the root of the matter and ensure thorough investigation with the view to identifying the sponsors. 

The statement warned that the campaign will exhaust every legal means to get to the root of the incident to prevent future occurrence.

Efforts by our correspondent to reach out to the Police public Relations officer of the Kogi police Command ASP, William Anya for consideration provided abortive as his cell phone could not be reached.

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