The Nigeria Police Force has nabbed three suspects for allegedly involving in the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State.
According to the Police, one of the suspects, Hon Israel Sunny Goli,a candidate of one of the major political parties in the House of Representatives elections in Brass Constituency, Bayelsa State.
In a statement issued in Abuja today, by the Force Spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, stated that Adi was arrested in his hideout in Abuja today morning.
According to Mba other suspects arrested by the Police are :Tamarapreye Victor, ‘m’ 34yrs and Azi Newton ‘m’ 34yrs.
Recalled that the suspects with others still at large attacked and molested DCP Okunola a day after the Presidential and National Assembly elections while leading the team providing protection for INEC officials, voters and materials.
“The Police have arrested Hon Israel Sunny Goli, the mastermind and ringleader of the irresponsible, unprovoked and unwarranted attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 24th February, 2019. Two other persons arrested in connection with the incident are (i) Tamarapreye Victor, ‘m’ 34yrs and Azi Newton ‘m’ 34yrs,” he statement reads in part.
“Hon Israel Sunny Goli, a candidate of one of the major political parties in the House of Representatives Elections in Brass Constituency, Bayelsa State, was arrested in his hideout somewhere in Abuja this morning, 1st March, 2019 in a well-coordinated covert operation,” the statement added.
Mba further explained that the arrest was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of all persons involved in the Sunday,February 24, 2019 attack on the DCP in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State.
The statement also stated that effort was ongoing to arrest other members of the gang involved in the unwholesome attack on the officer.