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Edo PDP: Those APC members caught with firearms should be properly charged to court

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Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the State Attorney

General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Henry Idahagbon for

allowing some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caught with

firearms to go free, saying this was a travesty of justice that would

embolden them to further perpetrate the heinous act.

The Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, said in a statement that “The

attention of the Edo State PDP has been drawn to the development whereby

five thugs known to be regular escorts and personal driver of the member

representing Orhionmwon/Uhunmwode Federal Constituency, Hon. Patrick

Aisowieren  who were arrested by the Police for being in possession of

AK47 automatic assault rifles, ostensibly for wreaking havoc in the

rescheduled Edo State Governorship Election, have been charged to a

magistrate’s court in Abudu for bail without mention of the illegal

possession of firearms.
“This travesty of justice is the more offensive to us against the backdrop

that our members have been relentlessly harassed, arrested and charged to

court on trumped up charges – and in some cases, murder.

“It beats the imagination, therefore, that the Police would be creating a

leeway for potential felons to escape justice. We cannot but impute

political bias in this matter because the suspects are members of the

ruling APC.
“We consider this action of the police and State attorney general and

commissioner for Justice, Barrister Henry Idahagbon, as being counter to

the public interest because allowing these hoodlums to go free would

embolden them in the perpetration of their heinous crimes.

“We hereby call on the police authorities and Barrister Henry Idahagbon to

serve the course of justice by properly charging them to court.”

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