- To be arraign on Wednesday
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Three persons alleged to be ex-militant leaders have been reportedly arrested by members of Edo state Police Command with two AK-47 rifles
The ex- militant leaders, who are currently cooling their heels at the state Criminal Investigation Department at the police headquarters, would be arraigned on Wednesday, it was gathered.
The leader of the group was said to have been arrested last week Thursday at a popular hotel in Benin City, capital of Edo state.
Although the arrest was not confirmed by the police as all efforts proved abortive, speaking with journalists, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Henry Idahagbon, said the rumour that the militants were arrested in his hotel on Friday was a fabrication to obfuscate the arrest of one of their imported ‘Generals,’ Gen. Peres Ejuni who was arrested with two Ak47 assault rifles and is currently with the police.
The state Attorney General disclosed 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 caused to be 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 have resorted to spinning false stories and marketing same online. We are daily being assailed by different fabricated stories. If the deputy governor wasn’t engaged in a shouting match with the governor, the commissioner for information, Kassim Afegbua will be endorsing one of their two candidates.
“For the avoidance of doubt, these stories are false and a figment of the warped imagination of the writer,” he said.