The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested one Isaac Abrowei (42 years) who allegedly led thugs to disrupt the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Tungbaburi community of Sagbama Local Government Area on Saturday.
Other suspects, including their sponsors, have been identified and will be apprehended soon, the Police have said.
The police spokesman in the state, DSP Asinim Butswat told Journalists on Sunday in Yenagoa that on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at about 1530 hours, the thugs, numbering about 15, attacked and disrupted APC’s rally in Tungbabiri community where a party faithful, one Braye Embikorobiri of Tungbabiri Community sustained critical injuries and later died while two other persons sustained serious injuries and are responding to treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state capital.
He said: “One suspect, Isaac Abrowei ‘m’ 42 years, from Bolou-Orua, but resident at Tungbabiri, has been arrested. The thugs who masterminded the act and their alleged sponsor have been identified and the Police have launched a manhunt to arrest them.
“The command has mobilized officers to restore normalcy in the community and efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.”
He said the APC leadership in the state was yet to react to the last evening attack on its members during the campaign rally in Governor Seriake Dickson’s local government area.
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