Police in Plateau State has arrested Abok Ayuba, impeached Speaker of the State House of Assembly. He was arrested today by the State Commissioner of Police who came to the Assembly premises in a convoy of seven cars accompanied by his men and those of NSCDC.
Curiously, Ayuba was arrested in company of ten other members of the 24-member House of Assembly.
Their arrest was preceded by protesters loyal to the impeached Speaker storming the Assembly premises to vent their anger against his removal. Ayuba had been at loggerheads with the State Governor over his handling of insecurity crisis in the State.
Rather than dialogue, the Governor a few days ago moved against him by getting 6 members to impeach him and replace him with a new Speaker.