Mohammed Audu, a son of the late Governor of Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, alongside some family members, has been arrested by the police, sources close to the family have said.
Earlier, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, yesterday, the Audu/Faleke political organisation had raised the alarm over alleged desperate move by the Yahaya Bello administration to get the leadership of the Department of State Services(DSS) to write a security report to the Chief Justice of Nigeria alerting of an impending anarchy in Kogi State should Bello lose his case at the Supreme Court.
The statement signed by the director, media and publicity of the group, Hon. Duro Meseko, said the Audu/Faleke political organisation decided not to dismiss the allegation that had assumed a wildfire dimension in the state as mere rumour, but to quickly draw attention of the authorities to it.
“The attention of the Audu/Faleke political organisation has been drawn to the rumour making the rounds in Kogi State of the move by Alhaji Yahaya Bello and some of his senior officials to convince the leadership of the Department of State Services to write a security report advising the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on the implications of Bello’s removal from office,’’ the statement said.
Mr Audu’s younger brother, Mustapha, said his brother “and about 15 other family members” were arrested yesterday and are being detained at the Lokoja police division. Mustapha said the Audu family believes the arrests were “ordered” by Governor Yahaya Bello.
It would be recalled that Yahaya had received a posthumous award on the late Mr. Audu and 24 others by the state government at the ceremony.