WARRI â€” There is fresh tension in Okerenkoko community and Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State over yesterdayâ€™s arrest of Chief Michael Johnny, one of the community leaders, by policemen from the Area Command, Warri. He was picked from his Ekpan residence
His elder brother, Chief Mosco Johnny, who confirmed the arrest, said some policemen from Area Command, Warri, between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. invaded his residence without Police warrant and did not state any reason for his arrest.
According to him, the arrest was allegedly masterminded by Mr. Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, because Tompolo and Johnny were in dispute over recent development in the community.
He said: â€œWhat the police did yesterday by arresting an innocent and law-abiding citizen is unlawful and violation of his fundamental human rights because even the Police know that Chief Michael Johnny has not committed any crime to warrant his arrest.â€