Abdulrahman, also known as Gentle, is the Governor of Kogi State Special Assistant on Youth and Women Mobilization (Kotonkarfe).
According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, one Idris Abdulrahman ordered the harassment, flogging, and attack of two anti-Buhari demonstrators who were mobbed in the Lokoja region of Kogi State.
Abdulrahman, also known as Gentle, is Governor Yahaya Bello’s Senior Special Assistant on Youth and Women Mobilization for Lokoja/Kogi (Kotonkarfe).
It was learned that Bello’s appointee ordered the torture of two anti-President Muhammadu Buhari thugs, Larry Emmanuel and Victor Udoka, who were both flogged, tortured, and humiliated by a mob.
“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.
In Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, the aggressive youths attacked two middle-aged demonstrators who were pasting Buhari-Must-Go posters.
According to SaharaReporters, the enraged mob flogged the two teenagers on April 4, filmed them, and brutalized them before handing them over to the police.
When the two demonstrators insisted on seeing their lawyer before making a comment, the police interrogated them and arrested them, according to reports.
The demonstrators were molested and questioned by the crowd before being flogged as the youths forced them to clean their painting of “Buhari Must Go,” according to videos that have gone viral.
“Last night, these patriots were arrested by policemen attached to Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, Kogi State. They were taken to the state police command and detained. However, this morning, the Commissioner of Police handed over to Bello’s thugs for torture and humiliation.
“I spoke to the Commissioner this morning and he told me he was with them, only to hand them over to thugs to be tortured and humiliated all over Lokoja,” a source had told SaharaReporters.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh, claimed the protesters were still with the police.
The police commissioner said, “It was vigilantes in town who arrested them and brought them to the command. They were in my office and I asked them what the matter was. They said they came from other states to protest in Lokoja. I asked them to write it down in a statement but they said they would not talk until their lawyer comes.
“So, I asked the policemen to let their lawyer come. We did not release them to the hoodlums. They are still with the police.”
However, the state government in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja supported the assault and commended the mob for harassing the peaceful protesters.
“The Kogi State Government wishes to commend the gallant and ever vigilant youths of the state for rising to the occasion to crush the ungodly campaign by some imported and sponsored youths who came to the State to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The sponsored youths congregated at Benue State from where they moved to Kogi State and began to paint walls as well as display anti-Buhari posters that were printed in a South-South state,” the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo said.