Sunday, 11 June 2017

EFCC Arrests, Detains Niger State PDP Chairman

Tanko Beji, the Niger State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Punch Metro reports that Beji was invited to the Abuja office of the EFCC on Thursday, where he was detained after undergoing interrogation.
 
It was learnt that the PDP chairman would be arraigned alongside a former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, and his former chief of staff, Umar Mohammed Nasko, on Monday (tomorrow).
 
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Niger Command, on Saturday, warned residents against unlawful assembly.
 
The NSCDC commandant in the state, Phillip Ayuba, gave this warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna.
 
Ayuba said organisers of any assembly meeting must seek permission from security agencies to provide security before and during the meeting.
 
He explained that any person or group of people, who flouted this order would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
 
The commandant warned that the command would not tolerate any act capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of residents in the state.
 
Ayuba also disclosed that the command and other security agencies had already taken concrete measures that would address or tackle any form of security threats or breaches in the state.
 
“We have put in place sensitive security measures that will enable residents do their legitimate business without hindrance,” he said.
 
Ayuba, however, called on residents to give the relevant intelligence to security agencies that could lead to the apprehension of criminals.

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