Benue lawmaker reportedly arrested by police

Benue lawmaker reportedly arrested by police

- Jonathan Agbidye, a member of the Benue state House of Assembly, has been reportedly arrested

- Agbidye’s reported arrest is allegedly in connection with his alleged involvement in the spate of criminal activities in his constituency

- However, the speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly said Agbidye was invited for questioning just as the Benue police spokesperson said she was not aware of the arrest

Jonathan Agbidye, a member of the Benue State House of Assembly, has been reportedly arrested by police over the reported rampant criminal activities in his constituency.

Vanguard reports that Agbidye represents Katsina-Ala West state constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is an opposition party in the state.

The lawmaker was reportedly arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Rapid Response Team and has been taken to Abuja.

Agbidye was reportedly arrested following a petition sent to the IGP by members of constituency regarding his alleged involvement in the criminal activities in the area.

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The lawmaker, when he was arrested, was allegedly in possession of a Toyota Hilux vehicle which was reportedly snatched from the wife of the late Justice Tine Tur by some unnamed armed men.

However, the speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba said Agbidye was invited for questioning.

The Benue police public relations officer, Catherine Anene, said she was not aware of the arrest but confirmed the presence of IGP Response Team for “special operations.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, called on the federal government to extend its border closure to include foreign herdsmen who allegedly have unrestricted access into Nigerian territories.

Ortom made the call on Monday, October 21, lamenting that Nigerians cannot afford to live in fear in their own country.

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