February 25, 2024
Police Say Kogi Gov’ship Election Petitions Stolen By Gunmen From Tribunal Secretary
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Police Say Kogi Gov’ship Election Petitions Stolen By Gunmen From Tribunal Secretary

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that gunmen attacked the secretary of the state governorship election Tribunal, Mr David Umar Mike on Monday in Lokoja and made away with sensitive petition documents on the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

Speaking in Lokoja yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Aya, also said the documents carted away from Mr Mike at gunpoint include, petitions filed by four Parties; the Action Alliance (AA), Action People’s Party (APP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) as well as two Record Books and a Bag containing his personal items.

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The police added that the incident happened just before the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office at about 1:20 pm on Monday, while the victims were on their way to the tribunal venue at the state High court complex, Lokoja.

Meanwhile, the police command has advised the general public to avoid statements that may prejudice ongoing investigation into the matter even as the command appealed to anyone with useful information on the incident to provide same to the command.

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