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Edo 2024: Police Interrogates Akpata Over Clash In UNIBEN

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting 



The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election, Barr. Olumide Akpata has honoured the state police invitation.

He was invited by the police to explain his own side of what really happened at the University of Benin where he honoured the invitation of the UNIBEN Staff Club.

Recall that Barrister Olumide Akpata had on Friday, April 12, 2024 attended an investiture ceremony on the invitation of UNIBEN Staff Club, but the event turned violent.

Akpata who was reportedly invited by the police three weeks ago, showed up at the State police Command headquarters where he was said to have chatted briefly with senior officials, Monday.

He was also said to have left thereafter saying he was going to Abuja to return another day.

The spokesman for the Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this to journalists in Benin.

SP Nwabuzor explained that Barrister Olumide Akpata was invited in order for the investigators to have an overview of what actually transpired as the LP gubernatorial candidate doesn’t really have a case to answer.

He stated further that the complainant, the President of UNIBEN Staff Club was absent at the station when Barrister Olumide Akpata arrived with his aides.

SP Nwabuzor added that the two persons including a lecturer at the university injured during the crisis have long been treated and the wounds healed.

Inside source hinted that as part of ongoing investigation into claims made by some individuals, a comprehensive medical report on whether injuries sustained are gunshot inflicted or not has been requested from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), which reportedly handed the treatment.

It could not be ascertained at press time why it took Barrister Olumide Akpata this space of time to respond to police invite but some checks at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and Political Desk handling the case revealed that the LP gubernatorial flagbearer has been in regular touch with the operatives.



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