Mr Abel Behora, a governorship aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Adamawa State, has been arrested by the Police on charges of alleged defamation, inciting the public against constituted authority, and giving false information against the Police.
Adamawa State Police Command spokesman, Othman Abubakar (SP), who confirmed the arrest of the governorship aspirant, told NAN that the suspect had gone to a local radio station to accuse the state police command of taking bribe in the on-going crisis rocking the state chapter of his party.
Mr. Abel was also said to have accused the Police command of bias, in the crisis that culminated in the suspension of the State Chairman of the SDP, Mr Ibrahim Bebetu.
This is coming after the commissioner of police in Ebonyi state Mr. Titus Lamorde confirmed the arrest of the deputy chief of staff to Governor David Umahi, Prof. Fidelis Okpata for allegedly aiding the communal clashes between Ekpomaka and Inyimagu communities.
The commissioner of police in Ebonyi state Mr. Titus Lamorde yesterday arrested the deputy chief of staff to governor David Umahi, Prof. Fidelis Okpata for allegedly aiding the communal clashes between Ekpomaka and Inyimagu communities. The clash resulted to the killing of people and destruction of properties.
Others arrested are appointees of governor David Umahi and all top politicial stakeholders from Ikwo Local government area of the state.
It was gathered that Prof. Okpata was arrested and handcuffed at the exco-chambers government house Abakaliki, during the enlarged security meeting with security chiefs and stakeholders from both Ikwo and Abakaliki local government areas.
Investigation, revealed that the arrest of the aide was ordered by the state governor Chief David Umahi who was visibly angry over the persistent killings and destruction of properties in both communities.
Umahi who was angry over the killings of citizens at the area ordered for the immediate arrest of all political appointees and stakeholders from the warring communities pending the amicable resolution of the crisis.