Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has ordered the arrest of his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, for his alleged role in a protest that resulted in the destruction of banks and the deaths of three people in the state.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by his Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, Obaseki claimed that Oshimohole, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, mobilised thugs to vandalise banks and disrupt the state’s peace over the naira scarcity.
The statement read, “We have been around the city all day, speaking with the protesters, and we discovered that it is more than meets the eye.
“At this stage, we call on security agencies to arrest Adams Oshiomhole for questioning and to account for his movement, especially here in Benin City in the last few days. He purposefully instigated the people’s protest.”
“I understand that people will see the protest as a result of a shortage of naira notes, but even if that is the case, Nigerians should know which political party is involved, because it is ironic that the same party that is responsible for this policy is still sending people to destroy Peoples Democratic Party billboards.”
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