Kinsmen demand launch of arrested Rivers lawmaker, threatens protest

Kinsmen demand launch of arrested Rivers lawmaker, threatens protest
Rivers State House of Assembly

Rivers State Home of Meeting earlier than demolition

Kinsmen of a member of the Rivers State Home of Meeting, Sokari Goodboy who was allegedly arrested by policemen on the venue of the Peoples Democratic Get together Nationwide Government Committee assembly in Abuja on Thursday, have referred to as for his unconditional launch.

One other one that was arrested in Abuja alongside the lawmaker was a PDP chieftain, Ezebunwo Ichemati.

Each Goodboy and Ichemati are loyalists of the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Briefing newsmen on Friday, a former Commissioner of Uerban Growth within the state and chief of the ‘Simplified Motion’ group, Dr Cause Onya, referred to as on President Bola Tinubu to prevail on the Inspector-Basic of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to launch the lawmaker, insisting that he dedicated no offence.

Onya acknowledged, “We name on the President, His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu, a famend dogged democrat to right away name on the Inspector-Basic of Police to launch our consultant within the State Home of Meeting, Hon. Sokari Goodboy Sokari from detention.

“He has dedicated no crime to warrant his humiliating and Gestapo-like arrest to our understanding. Thus, we plead that Abuja, our nation’s delight and centre of unity, shouldn’t be was a despotic Federal Capital Territory.”

He additionally referred to as for an investigation into the arrest and urged that these seen within the viral video, believed to have orchestrated the arrest be fished out and punished.

Onya additionally warned that the lawmaker shouldn’t be harm in any means, stressing that the failure to launch him would compel the group to take authorized motion.

“That our consultant in police custody shouldn’t be harmed, tortured, psychologically or in any other case, harassed and uncovered to any type of hazard to his life and well-being just like the case in despotic regimes that our pricey President Bola Tinubu handed via whereas combating for a democratic Nigeria.

“Failure of the IGP to make sure the discharge of our consultant, we might be compelled to hunt acceptable redress as law-abiding residents from a court docket of competent jurisdiction to do this matter,” he stated.

Equally, a former Commissioner for Employment within the state and chief of the PDP in Engenni, Ahoada West LGA, Agni Ezekiel, condemned the lawmaker’s arrest, saying the failure to launch their kinsman, the folks of Engenni the place he hails from and the folks of Ahaoda West would take to the streets.

Additionally, efforts to achieve the Drive Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had been unsuccessful as he neither answered calls put throughout to his cellular by our correspondent nor replied to a textual content message despatched to his cellular as of the time of submitting this report on Friday night.

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