Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Kogi State have arrested no less than 15 relatives of the former Kogi Governor Abubakar Audu in one sweeping operation, according to a family member.
“The eldest of his sons Mohammed, as well as siblings and cousins have all been arrested” the source disclosed to SaharaReporters. In addition to them, a traditional ruler was also arrested and detained by the SARS team.
The family source said that his relatives have been detained at the Lokoja police station in the capital of Kogi State. This family member also said that it was allegedly under the direction of the present Governor Yahaya Bello.
Mr. Bello, through his Chief Press Secreatary Fanwo Kingsley, categorically denied being involved in any arrest of Mr. Audu’s relatives.
“The Governor did not order the arrest of anybody. However, law enforcement agents are free to effect arrest when anyone infringes the Law. If members of Audu family run foul of the Law, they would not be spared just because they are members of Audu’s family,” a statement provided to SaharaReporters said.