Hoodlums Attack Kogi Lawmaker, Disrupts Empowerment Programme

The representing senator of Kogi Central, Ahmed Ogembe, was reported to have had a narrow escape from death on Saturday as hoodlums attacked him during an empowerment programme.

Ogembe and several others were said to have been injured during the disruption.

It was learnt that the incident took place in Afims Hotel in Okene, where Ogembe was expected to “empower over 1,000 women across the five local government areas of the state — Okene, Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.”

The hoodlums invaded the venue with weapons at about 8am, destroyed the venue and injured several women who came for the programme.

Addressing supporters and beneficiaries at the venue, the senator said it was sad that some people wanted take the law into their own hands.

According to him, the issue has been reported to the appropriate authorities for investigation.

Meanwhile, the state government has proscribed all political activities in Kogi Central to prevent a breakdown of law and order.