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