Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
The Nigeria Police Force is awaiting the autopsy report on two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) killed last month in Twon Brass, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
This is even as Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has alleged that the APC-led Federal Government was undermining security in the state.
According to investigations, the Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had sent a monitoring team made up of crack detectives to Bayelsa State and investigate the case and ensure the arrest of those linked to the murder of the two APC members, Kelly Ikurusi and Peter George.
Though the team could not arrest any of the suspects connected to the case, it was, however, able to visit the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) where they directed an autopsy to be carried and interviewed those injured.
Police sources said depending on the outcome of the autopsy, the monitoring team is likely to invite some of the suspects to Abuja for questioning and if they refuse to appear they could be declared wanted.
Meanwhile, Governor Dickson has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allowing a former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, and other APC chieftains to undermine the security of the state.
Governor Dickson, who got wind of the visit of the IGP monitoring team to Bayelsa State, wondered why the IGP would act on a petition that was against PDP members and refused to act on the myriad of petitions against APC members in the state.
Governor Dickson, in a press statement issued by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, expressed shock that the President has failed to take any action against APC leaders and their cohorts who cause mayhem in the state despite making several reports and complaints to him and the security agencies.
According to him, despite several security reports tabled before President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the accused politicians the President has refused to act while the IGP has direct investigation of a petition against a PDP members.
Sylva, in his reaction through his media assistant, Julius Bukoru, however, distanced himself from security problems in Bayelsa State and has urged Governor Dickson to stand up to his responsibilities as the Chief Security officer of the state.
The only APC lawmaker in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli, in an interview, said the Police should be allowed to do their job to unravel those behind the killings of the APC members.