The member representing Katsina-Ala constituency in the Benue House of Assembly, Jonathan Agbidye has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of a Toyota Hilux vehicle believed to belong to the late Justice Tine Tur.
DAILYPOST reports that Agbidye, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been taken to Abuja by the police mobile squad.
There had been claims, before and during the elections in the state, that a notorious criminal, Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana, who is said to have strong links with APC, allegedly sponsored Jonathan Agbidye for the election “to represent him” in the House.
It was rumoured that Gana had threatened that anyone who contested and defeated Agbidye would not remain alive to enjoy his tenure in the assembly.
According to unverified reports, the Inspector-General of Police had been petitioned on the suspected criminal activities of Agbidye including his ties with Gana.
The IGP, acting on the petition, detailed his men who began to trail the Benue lawmaker till he was nabbed in possession of the said stolen hilux vehicle.
Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine, confirmed the presence of IGP IRT team but said she was yet to get the full details.
“I can confirm the presence of IRT in Benue but not sure of the arrest yet. I will meet with the team leader to get the full details shortly,” she said.