Friday, November 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Richard Elesho/ Lokoja
Less than 24 hours to the governorship election in Kogi State, some prominent members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Mopa town, headquarter of MopAmuro Local Government Area have been declared missing.
There is however popular allegation that the members, numbering more than twenty, were arrested by the security agencies.
Those affected include Dr. John Ayodele aka Delex, Hon. Jones Daniel, Hon. Olajuwon Michael (Neta) and Hon. Rotimi Ajayi (Rosco).
They were said to have been arrested by men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in the wee hours of Friday.
An eye witness who preferred not to be named said the men were arrested from the house of Ayodele, a community leader and strong supporter the PDP candidate, Engr. Musa Wada.
He explained that those arrested with Ayodele chose to stay in his house “because they considered the place safe.”
In the last one week, there has been rumour of a list containing names of members of opposition parties which the police will arrest before the Saturday election.
Last week, about ten persons from Yagba Federal Constituency were arrested and kept for days in the SARS office in Lokoja.
It is not clear where Ayodele and the other missing men are being detained or if they were indeed arrested by the police as at press time.
Efforts to reach the police on the matter proved abortive.