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Edwin Clark: Prosecute erring officers, Oshiomhole tells police

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed shock over the police raid on the Abuja residence of the elder statesman and the respected South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, last Tuesday.

Oshiomhole, in a release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, on Thursday said he was more baffled and embarrassed that no reason was given for the invasion.

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He said the raid was not authorized by the police hierarchy judging from the comments by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris.

He charged the police authority to name and prosecute the erring officers.

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“Therefore, the IGP has a responsibility not only to detain the policemen involved but to also ensure they are diligently prosecuted in court. Anything short of that will be unacceptable.

“The police hierarchy must come clean on this matter, and handle the entire issue transparently, including disclosing the names of the officers involved in this unwarranted attack on the person of Chief Clark.

“I share in the pain and embarrassment Chief Clark was subjected to by the said police officers, particularly as no reason have been given for the action. This is one matter the IGP must never sweep under the carpet.

“It should be further reiterated that no Nigerian would be allowed to be subjected to such recklessness or impunity on the part of those charged to protect them,” the release added.

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