Family members of late Governor Abubakar Audu of
Kogi State were arrested by the police for alleged
“culpable homicide, robbery
and mischief”, a spokesperson for the police in that state has told PREMIUM
Mr. Audu’s eldest son, Mohammed, and some 15 other
family members were arrested on Wednesday.
The spokesperson, who merely identified himself as
ASP Ovye, confirmed the arrest on Thursday morning.
He had earlier told this newspaper that he needed
time to contact the relevant police unit for information on the arrest.
He said the arrests were effected by the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
Mr. Ovye did not give details. He advised further
questions be directed to the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Ibrahim.
Contacted, Mr. Ibrahim said the police were “still
investigating” the matter.
“It’s after investigation that we will tell you,”
he told PREMIUM TIMES. “What I know is that they were reported and we acted.”
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