A Benue LG Chairman has been arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly plotting the assassination of the state Assembly Speaker, Hon. Aondona Hycenth Dajoh.
The LG chairman was nabbed alongside one other by operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT)
This was contained in a statement issued by the force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday evening.
ACP Adejobi did not, however, reveal the name of the chairman.
According to the statement, the LG chairman allegedly contracted a militia with the sinister intention of eliminating the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Aondona Hycenth Dajoh.
It said the operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) swiftly swung into action upon receiving credible intelligence regarding the planned assassination.
“Both suspects are currently in police custody and are actively cooperating with investigators in the ongoing inquiry. The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its commitment to upholding the safety and security of citizens and public officials,” the statement reads.
“The arrested suspects will face the full weight of the law, and the Nigeria Police Force reassures the public of its unwavering commitment to maintaining law and order, and prevention of crimes at all levels.”