Arrest of Prince Audu’s Family: Kogi Socio-cultural Group Accuses Gov Bello of Arrogance

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Following the arrest of late Prince Abubakar Audu’s eldest son, Mohammed and 14 of his siblings by Kogi State Special Anti-robbery Squad, a socio-cultural group, UjaAche-Igala, has described the situation as unfortunate development to intimidate the family into abandoning their political struggle by the governor.

In a press release which was signed by the group’s head of Media and Publicity, Atek’ojo Samson Usman in Abuja, it noted that the arrest of Mohammed was politically motivated, and there is no further proof to know that Bello was on political vendetta precipitated by the fact that he rejected the posthumous award which the governor gave his father during the 25 years anniversary of the state last week.

The statement reads: “Mohammed’s rejection of his father’s award which was seen as disdainful within the Lugard House precipitated this unfortunate development by Bello administration.”

The group further explained that the governor was ill-advised, lamenting that he lacked the maturity to handle the office, since he could not insulate politics, poli-tricks from governance, where he ought to have seen himself as governor of the state and not of his kinsmen alone.

The statement pointed that the governor who got to the office under questionable circumstances would have been concentrating on how to unite the state rather than disuniting by cooking spurious allegations against his perceived political traducers.

“The state was more divided under Bello than before and despite the fact that the sword is still dangling on him like the sword of Damocles, yet he would not work towards winning the heart of people”, the statement quoted.

The group explained further that the Police hierarchy should be properly educated on reasons they were drafted to the state, stressing, they should not be overzealous because the governor donated operational vehicles worth millions of Naira on the state’s anniversary.

They reminded the state machineries that they were being maintained with the tax payers money, hence, they should not allow anyone no matter how highly placed the person is to use them, lamenting that abuse of Kogi citizens by the governor was becoming intolerable.

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