Ekiti lawmaker arrested, whisked to Abuja

The Minority Leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been arrested by security agents and whisked to Abuja.

Aribisogan, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year, was arrested at about 6.30 am on Wednesday.

Before his defection, Aribisogan was suspended by the PDP-dominated House of Assembly, which accused him of disloyalty to Fayose.

His younger brother, Sola, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen that about ten security men from the Police, Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Department of State Services (DSS) effected the arrest.

Sola disclosed that the lawmaker might have been arrested to give clarification on some “sensitive” stories carried by his newspaper, New Democrat.

According to him, the police orderly attached to his brother identified some of the policemen who effected the arrest.

He said: “The security men came in a Toyota Hummer bus, they did not search the house but they only showed their identity cards.

“They left our compound around 7.35 am, they arrived at about 6.00 am.”

Some of the stories carried by New Democrat include the alleged plan to assassinate some prominent figures both in the APC and the PDP.

The paper also reported that a group petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accusing Governor Ayo Fayose of using Ekiti funds to purchase an aircraft to the tune of N1.5 billion.

APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said although he heard of the arrest, he had not been briefed.

Olatunbosun said: “I have not been briefed yet, when I am briefed, I will react. But I have no reaction for now.”

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