Police arrest Mohammed Audu, eldest son of late Kogi governor

The Kogi State Police Command has arrested Mohammed Audu, the eldest son of a former Kogi state governor, Prince Abubakar AuduThe Punch reports.

The late Audu was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

There are series of speculations as to why Mohammed was picked up by the police.

Mohammed was detained on Wednesday after honouring an invitation by the police over the crisis that erupted following the posthumous award given to his late father last week.

A source said Mohammed was in Abuja with his family when he was invited by the police in Lokoja.

His invitation is believed to be related to a statement signed by him describing the award to his late father by Governor Yahaya Bello, as diversionary and self-serving.

Another source, said Mohammed arrest’s was due to the attack suffered by his uncle, the late governor’s younger brother, Yahaya, for allegedly representing the Audu family during the award presentation.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said some hoodlums were arrested but did not know if Mohammed was among those arrested.

He denied that the governor had a hand in the arrest, adding that the security agents were free to arrest anyone that threatened the peace of the state.

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