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Fayose 'CID Policemen storm state to arrest PDP Chieftains,' Governor alleges

The CID officers have allegedly been ordered to arrest PDP leaders, top government officials and 11 members of the State House of Assembly.

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Ekiti State government has alleged that armed policemen from the force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abuja, have stormed the state to begin indiscriminate arrests.

According to the state government, the CID officers led by led by one CSP Mohammed Abubakar, have been ordered to arrest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, top government officials and 11 members of the State House of Assembly under allegation of supposed stockpiling of arms during the June 21, 2014 governorship election.

In a statement released by Governor Ayodele Fayose's spokesman, Lere Olayinka, he said move is a new plot  by the Federal Government after the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) to achieve the plot of coercing the House of Assembly members to impeach the Governor.

He said the policemen arrived the state in company of the Mr. Tope Aluko and the state's APC Chairman, Jide Awe on the night of Tuesday, March 29, 2015.

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“We are aware of the arrival of policemen from Abuja to Ekiti State with the intention of arresting 11 members of the House of Assembly, two PDP leaders per local government and some other top officials of the government," he said.

“Ridiculously, the offense for which the policemen are to embark on this indiscriminate arrest is owing to TKO Aluko malicious outburst that those listed for arrest stockpiled arms during the governorship election conducted in Ekiti close to two years ago.

“This plot is in furtherance of the APC plot to destabilize the government of Ekiti State just because of Governor Fayose’s hard stance on President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC government policies.

“The question is, what was the arms they claimed were stockpiled used for? Was anyone killed or attacked during the election?

“And why is the Police not arresting the APC Chairman, Jide Awe who is wanted for alleged murder and TKO Aluko, who was declared wanted by the court for perjury, and instead providing security cover for them?

“We therefore wish to alert Nigerians on this new plot and state that Ekiti people will resist any attempt to use the Police to harass innocent citizens of the State. “Democratically, we are entitled to our views on any issue in Nigeria and we won’t succumb to intimidation and harassment from any agency of the Federal government,” Olayinka stated.

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Aluko, who is the former secretary the PDP in Ekiti, had made staggering revelations of how the army colluded with Fayose and other PDP chieftains to rig the 2014 governorship election in the state.

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