MOHAMMED, LATE ABUBAKAR AUDU’S FIRST SON ARRESTED IN LOKOJA OVER CRISIS GENERATED BY THE NAMING OF UNIVERSITY AFTER HIS FATHER

Mohammed, the eldest son of the late governorship candidate of the All progressives Congress, Prince Abubakar Audu, has been arrested by the Kogi State Police Command.

The late Audu was a former governor of Kogi State.

Mohammed was said to have been detained on Wednesday after he honoured a police invitation following the crisis that greeted the posthumous award given to his late father last week.

Mohammed had last week signed a press statement describing the award to his late father by Governor Yahaya Bello, as diversionary and self-serving.

A source close to the late Audu family confirmed that Mohammed was with his family in Abuja, when he was invited by the police to Lokoja over the statement.

Another source, however, said the arrest was not unconnected to the attack on the late governor’s younger brother, Yahaya, for allegedly representing the Audu family during the award presentation.

Although the state Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, could not be reached for confirmation of the arrest, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said some hoodlums were arrested but did not know if Mohammed was among those arrested.

He denied that the governor had a hand in the arrest, adding that the security agents were free to arrest anyone that threatened the peace of the state.

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