By Tunde Niyi-Akinmade
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has explained the reason behind the arrest of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara South.
Adamu said Ibrahim, who is seeking re-election, was arrested after being fingered in the violence which occurred in the state earlier in the week.
At least two persons were killed and many injured when violence broke out in Ojuku community under Kwara south senatorial district, in an incident involving supporters of the PDP and All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP and the APC have been trading blames over the incident.
The Police IGP said Ibrahim’s position as a senator does not absolve him of his alleged crime.
“Whether you are a candidate or not, you are expected not to break the law.
“The group of people that were suspected to have done the killing (in Kwara) were arrested. And one of them is a candidate of one political party. So because he is a candidate in the election, should we allow him go without facing the law?“He has been arrested with others for him to defend himself. It is not just because he belongs to a political party; it was because of the murder that took place,” Adamu said.