Police have arrested impeached Plateau Speaker, 10 Assembly Members.
Glamtush reports that the embattled Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, and 10 lawmakers loyal to him have been arrested within the vicinity of the State Assembly in Jos by security agents.
Around 3:15 pm, Plateau Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, led the 11 members to four awaiting Hilux vehicles before they were taken away.
The members, who were unruffled, said: “We are firm and resolute in our duties to the Plateau people that voted us to the House in our struggle to fight to a logical conclusion until the Speaker is reinstated.”
Member representing Langtang South, Hon Zingtin Sohchang said: “We are now being bungled into four Hilux vehicles by security men to yet to be ascertained place and if after 20miniutes you call us and no response, you should know that we have been taken to an unknown place.”
Abok, when repeatedly asked by reporters if he was under arrest, replied: “I cannot say whether I am under at moment.”
He and the 10 lawmakers were smuggled out of Assembly complex through the back southern gate by security men led by the Commissioner of Police.
One of them, Ezra Maren cast dispersion on the Governor, Simon Lalong for “encouraging the lawlessness.”
According to him, “This is beyond Abok, how can our Governor allow himself to be so rubbished as a lawyer?
“He said he has no control over security but he had control to use them and suppress the wishes of the people.
“Don’t forget the identity of those spearheading this. Apart from the prodigal Na’anlong, check out the identity of others.”