The Kogi State Police Command has refused to supply two Buhari-Should-Go protesters who had been mobbed by hoodlums sponsored by the state authorities and thereafter taken to the police command.
SaharaReporters learnt that the legal professionals of the protesters since Monday haven’t been in a position to set eyes on them, because the police who claimed to be in custody of the 2 males have refused to carry them to their legal professionals.
There are fears that the police may need handed them over once more to the state-sponsored thugs for additional maltreatment.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that violent youths on Sunday descended on the 2 middle-aged protesters who had been posting Buhari-Should-Go posters in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
SaharaReporters had reported that the irate mob flogged the 2 youths, filmed them and brutalised them earlier than they had been later handed over to the police.
It had been gathered that the police thereafter quizzed the 2 protesters and detained them once they insisted on seeing their lawyer earlier than making a press release.
“The legal professionals have been there for 2 days now and the police haven’t produced them. The police commissioner in Kogi couldn’t produce anti-Buhari protesters he claimed had been in his custody after two days.
“We’re listening to they had been by no means returned to police custody after the police handed them over to thugs,” a supply in Lokoja said.
Talking with SaharaReporters on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh, had claimed the protesters had been nonetheless with the police.
The CP stated, “I requested the policemen to let their lawyer come. We didn’t launch them to the hoodlums. They’re nonetheless with the police.”
In the meantime, the state authorities in a press release made obtainable to newsmen in Lokoja had supported the assault on the youths, saying they had been from neighbouring Benue State.