The Bayelsa State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged trailing of the convoy of the former president,Dr.Goodluck Jonathan in the state.
Jonathan was alleged to have been trailed by some suspected militants working for the APC in Bayelsa State who drove into his convey.
The men, who were alleged to have intercepted and drove into a short motorcade conveying the former president from the Julius Berger bridge area of the state capital in Yenagoa, trailed and chased the motorcade to the entrance of the Yenagoa private residence of the former president in the Kpansia area of the town, before they were overpowered and arrested by a combined team of security operatives attached to the former president.
The Bayelsa State police command in a statement issued yesterday through the spokesman, Asimin Butswat, confirmed the arrest.
But said they were not militants,”our preliminary investigation showed that these were not ex-militants but boys who mistook the Former President ‘s convoy for their principal.”
“We are still investigating the incident.”