Shaibu denies ordering arrest of Edo APC deputy chairman, Tenebe


The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, yesterday, said that he is not responsible for the arrest by security operatives from the state’s Police Command of the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jarrett Tenebe.

Shaibu also Alleged that gun was found on Tenebe at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Agenebode, the headquarters of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo.

The state’s deputy governor spoke to one of daily newspaper on the phone, through his Chief Press Secretary, Musa Ebomhiana, stating that he (Shaibu) remained innocent of the allegations levelled against him.

Shaibu said: “Policemen found gun on Tenebe at INEC’s office in Etsako East LGA.

“Are they saying that Edo State Deputy Governor, who hails from Etsako West LGA, planted gun on him (Tenebe)? Comrade Philip Shaibu has no control over the police.

“Are they insinuating that Nigerian police can be bought over? Edo Deputy Governor is not in charge of police in the state. (Etsako East and Etsako West LGAs are in Edo North Senatorial District).

“Edo State Police Command says Tenebe has a case to answer. Policemen and women are very responsible, and they cannot be used. Edo Deputy Governor has no hand in Tenebe’s arrest.

“They should stop maligning him. Comrade Philip Shaibu has office and good name to protect.”

Edo Chairman of APC, Col. David Imuse (rtd.), on Thursday evening in Benin, however, insisted that Shaibu was behind the arrest by policemen in the state Edo deputy chairman of the party.

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