The honourable member representing the people of Brass constituency I and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Federal House of Representatives election in Brass, Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli, has been arrested for allegedly masterminding the brutal attack on the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kola Okunola during the last Saturday’s election in Twon Brass.
A statement with Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/12, issued on Friday 1st March, 2019, by the Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters Abuja, ACP Frank Mba, disclosed that Sunny Adi was arrested for orchestrating irresponsible, unprovoked and unwarranted attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 24th February, 2019.
In connection with the incident, two other persons were also arrested. They are: (i) Tamarapreye Victor, ‘m’ 34yrs and Azi Newton ‘m’ 34yrs.
“Hon. Sunny-Goli, a candidate of one of the major political parties in the House of Representatives Elections in Brass Constituency, Bayelsa State, was arrested in his hideout somewhere in Abuja this morning (yesterday), 1st March, 2019 in a well-coordinated covert operation. His arrest is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of all persons involved in the Sunday, 24th February, 2019 attack on the DCP in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State.” the statement added.
“It would be recalled that while leading the team providing protection for INEC officials, voters and materials, DCP Kola Okunola was brutally attacked and molested by thugs led by Hon. Sunny Adi.
The statement add that “effort is ongoing by the Police to apprehend other members of the gang involved in the unwholesome attack on the officer.
“As we go into the Governorship/House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday, 9th March, 2019, the IGP reiterates his earlier warning that the Nigeria Police Force under his watch will not condone any act of assault against any member of the Public, including the personnel of the Force legitimately assigned to protect the sanctity of the ballot.” ACP Mba added.
Recalled that BIGHT NEWS reported earlier that, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal SARS, Kola Okunola, was held hostage by thugs loyal to Chief Timipre Sylva and the member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House òf Assembly, Israel Sunny-Goli.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Kemela Okara, said that the thugs led by Sunny Goli and backed by the military mounted pressure on the Deputy Commissioner of Police to accept fake results from Brass. A situation that called serious tension in Brass.