- Edo state government led by Godwin Obaseki says it never heard about the attack on Oshiomhole in Benin on Saturday
- The Edo Police Command also says it has no records of such an incident
- But APC headquarters has demanded an investigation from the IG into the matter
The government of Edo state has denied being aware of the alleged attack by some hoodlums on the residence of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.
Vanguard reports that the state government issued the denial in a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, a media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to the statement the Edo government had no knowledge of the said attack and neither was the police command in the south-south state aware of it too.
“We have no knowledge of the attack. We have also reached out to the Police, and they affirmed that they do not know about such an attack,” the statement read.
The denial followed claims by the media aide to Oshiomhole, Simon Ebegbulem, that the attack was carried out by miscreants sent by Obaseki.
He said the attack was all part of the plan to threaten those who are against the governor’s second term bid in the state.
Edo state police commissioner, Danmallam Abubakar, denied the reported attack on Oshiomhole, saying it was all a lie.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the APC condemned the said attack and called on the Police IG to investigate the incident.
The party claimed the attack was an attempt to cause crisis in Edo state and force an unpopular political interest on the people.
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