The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that gunmen attacked the secretary of the state Governorship Election Tribunal, David Mike, and stole sensitive petition documents from him on Monday, 4th December 2023 in Lokoja.

The state police command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Aya, disclosed this in Lokoja on Wednesday, 6th December 2023.

He revealed that The stolen included petitions from four political parties, Action, Alliance AA, Action People’s Party APP, Peoples Redemption Party PRP, and Social Democratic Party SDP—along with two record books and a bag containing personal items belonging to Mike.

According the Aya, the robbery occurred close to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, office around 1:20 PM while the victims were en route to the tribunal venue at the state High Court complex in Lokoja.

Aya also disclosed that the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Onuoha Benthrand, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident.

The police command urged the public to refrain from making statements that might jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

SP Aya, appealed to anyone with relevant information to share it with the authorities.