…suspects mistakenly followed ex president convoy
The Bayelsa State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of five members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over alleged trailing of the convoy of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the state.
But the command said the suspects were not ex militants as reported by a section of the media but persons who mistakenly followed the convoy of the former President thinking it was that of their principal.
Jonathan was alleged to have been trailed by some suspected militants allegedly working for the All Progressive Congress in the state, according to online report.
The men, who were alleged to have intercepted and drove into a short motorcade conveying the former President from the Julius Berger bridge area of the state capital, trailed and chased the motorcade to the entrance of the private residence of the former President at the Kpansia suburb of Yenagoa, before they were overpowered and arrested by a combined team of security operatives attached to the former President.
The Bayelsa police command spokesman, Asimin Butswat said the suspects were not ex militants as rumoured but persons who mistakenly followed the former President convoy thinking it was that of their principal.
He said, “our preliminary investigation showed that these were not ex-militants but boys who mistook the former President ‘s convoy for their principal.”