From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
The Kwara state police command and Interim Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)have expressed divergent views over the arrested of four suspected Political thugs believed to be members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for allegedly in possession of illegal firearms.
The Kwara State Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Mr. Zanna Ibrahim who confirmed the development said the suspects were arrested in the morning in the residence of the state Chairman of PDP, Hon. Solomon Edoja. It was also gathered that a PDP member of the state House of Assembly, was invited and interrogated by the state police command on Tuesday in connection with the allegation.
DCP said “Four suspects were arrested in Oyun area of the metropolis, in the house of the PDP chairman on Tuesday morning. One of the suspects, Olorunfemi Sola, was caught with a locally made gun and one live cartridge”.
The DCP, who said investigation on the matter was still going on, added that further investigations would categorically reveal identity of other suspects.
But in his reaction, the Caretaker Chairman of the PDP in the state, Hon. Solomon Edojah, disclosed that the embattledlawmaker was invited by the police to explain what he knew about the matter.
“Some hoodlums were sited outside the premises of my lodge this morning and we discovered that about 90 percent of them were people masquerading like PDP members who whose mission was to forment trouble.
“When police arrested one of them and searched him thoroughly, he wascaught with life ammunition and you will agree with me that it istypical of hoodlums to mention names of prominent person when arrested”, he said.