Tuesday 1 December 2015

Police gives details on alleged attack on Goodluck Jonathan's convoy

Goodluck Jonathan
Tension rose on Monday on the streets of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, following report of an attack on former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan by unknown youths.

But the state police Command immediately debunked reports to douse the tension as it a group of youths who mistook the president convoy for that of APC governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva were arrested, but upon investigation, it was proved that they have no evil intention.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Butswat Asinim cried that the persons peddling the rumour were simply being mischievous.

Asinim explained that a group of hungry youths mistook a convoy of the former President for one of the governorship candidate on electioneering ahead of the December 5 election.

Buswat said the youths traditionally followed the convoy, perhaps, for alms, only to discover it belonged to Jonathan.

According to him, on realising it was Jonathan's convoy, the youths who had followed him up to his house in Yenagoa, pulled back and took to their heels, adding that security operatives ran after and arrested some of them.

"There was no attack on the former President. The youths mistook his convoy for a governorship candidate engaged in campaigns.
"But when they discovered on getting to the entrance of his house in Yenagoa that it was that of the President, they ran away. Some of them were arrested. They did not haul stones at the President's convoy. They did not attack the convoy and no weapon was found on them."
Men arrested for trailing Goodluck Jonathan's convoy
Credit: ThisDay

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