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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Ogun: 'We'll Find Out If Anybody Was Arrested, Detained' Over Christmas Rice - Police

            •Ogun CP, Lanre Bankole


The Daily Crucible | Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday said it will find out if anybody was arrested in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state and detained over alleged diversion of Christmas rice meant for distribution to party faithful during the yuletide.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told The Daily Crucible that he was not aware of any arrest in connection with Christmas rice, explaining that he had tried to contact the Divisional Police Officer(DPO), whose jurisdiction covers the area in focus but did not succeed in getting through.

Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) said that the Command would only look into the matter if established that some persons were arrested and detained in police station by its operatives over Christmas rice.
 
" We will find out if anybody If anybody was arrested," he said.

An online news medium had reported that three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State were arrested by the police over Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Christmas rice, stressing that their lawyer had also petitioned the Inspector General of Police, demanding N10m compensation for unlawful prolonged detention of the three.

The online paper named  Morufu Idowu, Adebayo Rabiu and Wasiu Raji as the persons who were nabbed between Sunday and Monday after being accused of diverting some bags of rice meant for distribution, adding that a legal practitioner, A.D. Sosanwo, has demanded N10 million in damages from the Nigeria Police Force, Ijebu-Ode Area Command “for unlawfully detaining” the three, whom he described as his clients.


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