Six persons involved with attack on Senator Jibrin Isag Echocho at the Kogi state government house, Lokoja, have been arrested.
The six suspects were arrested on the order of Governor Yahaya Bello who has also ordered their immediate prosecution.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Bello, Onogwu Muhammed stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Lokoja.
He said the governor has consequently banned unauthorised persons from accessing the government henceforth.
“The lawmakers from Kogi State, in the Senate and House of Representatives, had visited Governor Bello to congratulate him on the peaceful and credible conduct of the November 11 Governorship election and to pledge their unalloyed loyalty to him and the incoming administration.
“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 ensure the offenders face the full wrath of the law,” the statement read.
According to the state, Governor Bello’s directive to the heads of security agencies reads “Information just got to me as I left the office to the residence that one man called Suleiman and others embarrassed Sen Jubrin Echocho in Government
House. I’ve directed CSO to arrest all those involved in such stupid act and bring them to justice immediately. I will NEVER condone act of hooliganism and indiscipline. Thank you sir”.
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-Bunu/Ijumu.