Sam Inokoba passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, after slumping in Lagos
The Bayelsa State Branch of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase to probe the death of its governorship aspirant, Sam Inokoba.
Inokoba passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, after slumping in Lagos.
The party made the request on Thursday, September 3, via a letter written to Arase.
The letter, according to Punch, reads:
“The PDP had, since the defection of Inokoba to the APC two weeks ago, made open statements that Inokoba would not last. Looking at the weighty statement side by side with his sudden death in Lagos, Inokoba death needs explanation from the PDP.”
“Even before the world could swallow the bitter and painful news of his death, a fictitious ‘news stream’ suspected to be sponsored by the officials of the Bayelsa Government had circulated the news that he died in the home of another APC leader.”
“The known sponsors of the news and their medium (online news medium) were only trying to throw off the trail of suspicion with the fictitious news items. Their news item was followed by a state government’s reaction: It is painful and wicked.”
“The APC family in Bayelsa State wishes to call the attention of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to order an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Inokoba’s death.”
The cause of Inokoba’s death is not yet known as some reports have it that he had a heart attack while others say he died of food poisoning.