PDP Youths Charge Police Against Indiscriminate Arrests
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Vanguard, Ajaokuta Local Government, chapter has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba,and the state commissioner of police to rejig its rank and file in intelligent gathering and thorough investigation.
The orgabnisation also urged the police boss to put a stop to the indiscriminate arrest of innocent and law abiding members of the party in the area.The group threatened to seek legal action if the police failed to halt the action.
Addressing a press conference Friday in Lokoja, the president of the youth organisation in Ajaokata, Mr. Irikiti James Irikiti, decried the indiscriminate arrest of some members of the PDP in Ajaokuta on the strength of a petition allegedly written by a serving House of Representatives member from the area, Hon. Mohammed Sadiq, over the alleged kidnap of his mother.
According to him, three of their members namely, James John, Mohammed Gabriel and Ibrahim Isah, were arrested in their various wards without any charge.
Irikiti pointed out that the lawmaker contested the House of Representatives primary in November last year but lost the election.
He said his mother’s kidnapped cannot be linked to the party since they all belong to the same umbrella family.
He asked rhetorically what the benefit was there for any one to think of kidnapping his mother when he was not an obstacle.
Irikiti said This was not the first time people are being kidnapped in Kogi State, adding that in all the cases the police and other law enforcement agents were allowed to do their job professionally without any political colouring and the victims were freed.