Six persons have been arrested for harassing Senator Isa Echocho on Tuesday inside Government House, Lokoja.
Senator Isa Echocho was part of the National Assembly members who paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, at his office in Lokoja.
The lawmakers from Kogi State, in the Senate and House of Representatives, had visited Governor Bello on Tuesday evening to congratulate him on the victory of the All Progressives Congress after the polls.
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A statement from the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Muhammed Onogwu, seen by Dockaysworld reads: “Shortly after the fruitful discussion, the governor received with rude shock the news of the harassment of some of the lawmakers on their way out of the government house and swiftly ordered the arrest of the culprits.
“He charged security agencies to investigate the issue thoroughly and ensure the offenders face the full wrath of the law.
“Information just got to me as I left the office to the residence that one man called Suleiman and others embarrassed Senator Jubrin Echocho in Government House.
“I’ve directed Chief Security Officer (CSO) to arrest all those involved in such stupid act and bring them to justice immediately. I will never condone acts of hooliganism and indiscipline.”
The governor also banned unauthorized persons from accessing the Government House henceforth.
The members who visited on Tuesday were Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho of Kogi East, Senator Sunday Karimi of Kogi West, Rt Hon Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims of Ankpa Federal Constituency, Hon Zachariah Idris of Idah Federal Constituency, Hon Sani Abdulrahim Egidi of Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Hon Abdulrahim Danga (PDP) of Okehi/Adavi Federal, Hon Gowon Haruna of Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency, Hon Tijani Ozigi of Okene/Ogori Federal Constituency, Hon Danladi Aguye of Lokoja/Koto Federal Constituency and Hon Salman Idris (ADC) of Kabba/Ijumu.