Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How Bankole was arrested

6 June 2011

The game of wits the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, played with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ended on Sunday night with his arrest in Abuja.

He was picked up at his Asokoro, Abuja residence, where he had been hiding since Thursday by a team of EFCC operatives who had kept surveillance at the building.

Bankole had resisted arrest by the operatives last Friday, promising to turn himself in by 2pm today after allegedly making frantic telephone calls to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim.

Our correspondent learnt that before he was apprehended by about 10 EFCC operatives in a room where he had locked up himself, his police orderlies had been withdrawn.

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