According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that the intimidation, flogging and assault of two anti-Buhari protesters mobbed in the Lokoja area of Kogi State was ordered by one Idris Abdulrahman.
Abdulrahman, popularly known as Gentle, is the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello on Youth and Women Mobilisation for Lokoja/Kogi (Kotonkarfe).
It was learnt that Bello’s appointee ordered that the torture of the two anti-President Muhammadu Buhari – Larry Emmanuel and Victor Udoka- both of whom were handed over to a mob to be flogged, tortured and humiliated.
“The man who ordered that the two protesters should be tortured is known as Hon Idris Abdulrahman, aka Gentle, but there is nothing gentle about him. He is one of Governor Yahaya Bello’s lackeys; if the governor says jump, he will ask ‘how high,’” a source close to the government told SaharaReporters.
The violent youths had descended on the two middle-aged protesters who were pasting Buhari-Must-Go posters in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
SaharaReporters had reported that the irate mob flogged the two youths on April 4, filmed them and brutalised them before they were later handed over to the police.
It was gathered that the police thereafter quizzed the two protesters and detained them when they insisted on seeing their lawyer before making a statement.
In videos that have gone viral, the protesters were seen being molested and questioned by the mob before they were flogged as the youths forced them to clean their painting of “Buhari Must Go.”