Obaseki Calls For Oshiomhole’s Arrest Over Violent Protest Fue To Naira Scarcity In Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki has asked security agents to arrest his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the naira scarcity protest which lead to the deaths of some persons in the state.

Addressing journalists in Benin, the state capital, Obaseki, who spoke through the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said from investigations, the protest was politically motivated.

He said the call for Oshiomhole’s arrest and questioning became necessary following a viral video where the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) instigated the people to go on rampage.

“We have been around the city all day, speaking with some of the protesters and we have done our investigations. We discovered that it is more than meets the eye.

“At this juncture, we will like to call on security agencies to call Adams Oshiomhole for questioning. He should be arrested and made to account for his movement in the last few days especially here in Benin City. Oshiomhole deliberately instigated the protest of the people.

He alleged that Oshiomhole instigated the violence to destroy government properties in such a way “to bring anarchy to our city because his government is about to lose the forthcoming general elections”, saying the states which riot took place were PDP control states.

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