By Bisi LAWAL
Two suspects, including a chairman of one of the Local Government Areas in Benue State have been arrested in connection with an alleged assassination plot against the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Aondona Dajoh.
The Force Headquarters said preliminary investigation revealed that the LG chairman allegedly contracted a militia with the intention of eliminating Dajoh.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed the development in a statement on Monday.
Adejobi said, “The Nigeria Police Force, through the diligent efforts of its operatives, has successfully apprehended two suspects involved in an alleged assassination plot. The arrested suspects include a chairman of one of the Local Government Areas of Benue State.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the local government chairman allegedly contracted a militia with the sinister intention of eliminating the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Aondona Dajoh.
“The operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team, swiftly swung into action upon receiving credible intelligence regarding the planned assassination.
“Both suspects are currently in police custody and are actively cooperating with investigators in the ongoing inquiry. The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its commitment to upholding the safety and security of citizens and public officials.
“The arrested suspects will face the full weight of the law, and the Nigeria Police Force reassures the public of its unwavering commitment to maintaining law and order and prevention of crimes at all levels.”