Saturday, 30 June 2012

Police accuse Gov Oshiomhole of lying about assasination attempt

The police command in Edo State yesterday debunked allegations by Governor Adams Oshiomhole's camp that his convoy was attacked by suspected assassins on Thursday June 28th.

The Edo State Commissioner for Information had claimed that the governor's motorcade was shot at during his campaign rally on Thursday and accused Edo State PDP of being behind the attack.

Now the police is saying the Governor was ambushed by protesting students and not assassins. Their statement after the cut...

Press statement from Edo State Police Command signed by its spokesperson, Anthony Airhuoyo 
On Thursday, the governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, went on a campaign tour to Usen Town in Ovia South West Area of Edo State. The governor, while on his way to the campaign venue, met the students of the Institute of Technology and Management, Usen, and promised to address them on his way back.
After the campaign, at about 6.15pm, the governor decided to address them on a later date as it was already getting late. But the students barricaded the highway at the outskirts of the town and compelled the comrade governor to visit their institution."
According to the police, no one was killed in the clash.

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