Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, has ordered the immediate arrest of Adams Oshiomhole for organizing thugs to rob banks and disturb the quiet of the state while claiming to be protesting the new currency scarcity.
On Wednesday, the governor issued the directive via Chris Nehikhare, the state’s commissioner for communication and orientation.
“We have been around the city all day, speaking with some of the protesters and we have done our investigations. We discovered that it is more than meets the eye,” said Mr Nehikhare.
“At this juncture, we will like to call on security agencies to call Adams Oshiomhole for questioning. He should be arrested and made to account for his movement in the last few days especially here in Benin City.
“Oshiomhole deliberately instigated the protest of the people,” the commissioner said.
“I know people will think the protest is as a result of lack of naira notes but even if that is the case, Nigerians should know which political party is involved because it is ironic the political party that is responsible for this policy is the same party sending people to destroy PDP billboards,” the commissioner added.
Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had secured the ticket of the party to contest for Edo north senatorial seat.