BREAKING: Tension as Police Arrest LP National Chairman Abure in Edo, Details, Photos Emerge

BREAKING: Tension as Police Arrest LP National Chairman Abure in Edo, Details, Photos Emerge

  • Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, has been arrested by the police and DSS on Wednesday
  • Abure was said to have been arrested over an alleged attempted murder, as disclosed in an earlier petition to the police by the former national youth leader of the party
  • The embattled national chairman was earlier accused of embezzling about N3 billion by the party's national treasurer, Oluchi Oparah

Benin, Edo - There is anxiety in Edo state as some armed men comprising the police and officers of the Department of State Service (DSS) arrested the national chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, on Wednesday, February 21.

Recently, the national treasurer of the party, Oluchi Oparah, accused Abure of embezzling about N3 billion of the party fund.

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Police arrest Labour Party national chairman Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Twitter

There is no official statement about his arrest as of the time of this report. However, video and photos of the moment he was arrested have emerged on social media.

The Labour Party national chairman was seen sitting on the floor before being taken away by security agencies

Why police arrested Julius Abure

According to a tweet by Arise News, the embattled Labour Party chairman was arrested for an attempted murder.

The tweet also said Abure was arrested following a petition from the party's former national youth leader, Eragbe Anselm Aphimia.

It was also learnt that the LP chairman's arrest came barely 24 hours before the party's primary election in Edo state. Party officials are yet to speak on the matter.

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BREAKING: Protest erupts in Benin as police arrest Labour Party chair, Julius Abure, video emerges

Arise News tweet here:

Labour Party's supporters protest arrest of Abure

In a protest video featuring some party members, it was alleged that the opposition leader was arrested because the ruling party believed that the Labour Party was the people's choice.

The ruling party in Nigeria is the All Progressives Congress, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the ruling party in Edo.

Below is the video of Labour Party supporters protesting:

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Justice Akano's led panel of the court said the date for the judgment will be communicated to the parties involved.

The court gave the verdict after the written submission between the parties involved on Wednesday.


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