The Police have arrested Sunny Goli, the mastermind of the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 24th February, 2019.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer , ACP Frank Mba and obtained by THELENZ.
The force spokesman added that two other suspects were also arrested in connection with the incident namely (i) Tamarapreye Victor, ‘m’ 34yrs and Azi Newton ‘m’ 34yrs.
Mba noted that Sunny Adi was 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 in Abuja on March 1st, 2019.
The Force PPRO stressed that his arrest was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu.
He stated that investigation and diligent prosecution of all persons involved in the Sunday, 24th February, 2019 attack on the DCP in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State.
It would be recall that while leading the team providing protection for INEC officials, voters and materials, DCP Kola Okunola was brutally attacked, molested and filmed which video went viral online. It was said that the political thugs were led by Sunny Adi.
Mba added that effort is ongoing by the Police to apprehend other members of the gang involved in the unwholesome attack on the officer.
He, therefore warned political thugs to stay clear of the state during the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday, 9th March as the police would 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.
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