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Published On: Fri, Jul 13th, 2018

Niger Police arrest acclaimed Suleja Chairman, 3 others

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger state police command has arrested an acclaimed Chairman of Suleja local government Ahmed Kasim Dikko for using thugs and touts to effect court ruling that gave him victory of the council election.
Dikko was said to have organized his supporters and thugs to the council secretariat yesterday to help him assume duties as the Chairman, despite that fact that the incumbent, Hon. Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje have gone for appeal court for Justice.
It was reliably gathered that the incumbent, Shuaibu Maje was also on seat when the crisis erupted at the council secretariat yesterday morning; hence the intervention of the security agencies to bring the situation under control.
Findings revealed that the acclaimed Chairman Kasim Dikko was arrested with three (3) other supporters and taken to the Police Headquarters in Minna for interrogation for taken laws into his hands and causing chaos.
Investigation further revealed that the Nigerian Police however used tear gas and was shooting sporadically to restored calm in the area hence avert the escalation of the situation.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Mohammed Abubakar did not pick his calls to confirm the incident as at the time of filling the report but sources told our reporter that the arrested suspects were on their way to Minna for investigation.

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