Edo 2020: Police Arrest Seven Hoodlums With Firearms
The Edo State Police Command has arrested seven suspected hoodlums in connection with the tension in the House of Assembly in Benin City on Thursday.
Information gathered on Friday has it that the suspected thugs prevented the 17 elected lawmakers who tried to access the House for plenary.
Following the development, the lawmakers later retreated to an undisclosed location in Benin City where they elected a new Speaker, Mr Victor Edoror, and impeached, Mr Frank Okiye.
The thugs identified as Festus Agbonrenren (25 years), Odion Osayande (23 years), Ogbeiwe Wilfred (52 years), Morgan Uwaigboe (47 years), Osayomore Salami (25 years), Ifeoluwa Oladele (36 years), and Iginobaro Collins (26 years) were arrested with five double-barrel long guns, two single barrel long guns, and ten live cartridges within the premises of the Assembly complex.
The spokesperson of the command, Chidi Nwabuzor, noted that he has not been authorised to speak on the matter.
More details later…