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 TIMES.
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.”