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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Five arrested over plans to attack Jonathan’s house in Bayelsa

Five persons have been arrested in Bayelsa State for reportedly planning to attack the house of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa.


The suspects were arrested in a hotel in Swali area of Yenagoa while they were planning to unleash an attack on the former President's residence.


The names of the suspects, who are all males, were given as, Asupha Emeka, 34; Ebipre Ebebi, 25; Samuel Joe, 27; Okilo Matthew, 25; and Timiere Matthew, 25.


Punch reports that the suspects were thugs loyal to a candidate of one of the frontline political parties in the state.


Confirming the arrest of the suspects, Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, said their apprehension was based on a tip-off.


The spokesperson said, "On the January 6, 2016, at about 1500hrs, based on a tip-off, detectives from the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Vice unit stormed a hotel premises in Swali community, Yenagoa, and arrested five suspects.
"The suspects are Asupha Emeka, Ebipre Ebebi, Samuel Joe, Okilo Matthew and Timiere Matthew."

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