Edo state Police command has arrested three Ex- Militants Leaders around Benin City with two AK47.
The three Ex- Militants Leaders are currently cooling their heads at the state criminal investigation department at the state Police headquarters and they will be arraigned in Court on Wednesday.
Leader of the group, Gen. Peres Ejuni from Ofunama, decamped to People’s Democratic party last week Thursday at home ville hotel, Benin.
The Police, Department of state Security services and the Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole had earlier raised issues of Security concern and importation of Militants into the state.
Speaking to journalists yesterday in Benin, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney general of Edo state, Barrister Henry Idahagbon on the rumour that the Militants were arrested in his hotel on Friday, said the purpose of this fabrication is to obfuscate the arrest of one of their imported ‘Generals’ Gen. Peres Ejuni who was arrested with two Ak47 assault Riffles and is currently with the police.
Idahagbon said all efforts made by the PDP candidate; Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu and his godfather, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion to get the general released from custody have proved abortive.
The state Attorney general said the police have remained resolute and ready to arraign him before the court on Wednesday.
“My attention was drawn through innumerable calls to a mischievous publication on the Facebook page of one Ogbeide Ifaluyi Isibor to the effect that the DSS arrested 61 militants in my motel. Some days ago the same fellow also published that I was buying PVCs within the premises of the ministry of Justice.
“The PDP having failed woefully to persuade Edo people to return to Egypt has resorted to spinning false stories and marketing same online. We are daily been assailed by different fabricated stories. If the deputy governor wasn’t engaged in a shouting match with the governor, the commissioner for information, Hon Kassim Afegbua will be endorsing one of their two candidates.
“For the avoidance, the story is false and a figment of the warped imagination of the writer, no amount of false propaganda against my person or other members of the APC will stop the impending annihilation of the party in Edo state and the reduction to tunnels of the over bloated political ego of their candidate” he said