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Fugar crisis: Detained ACN candidate regains freedom

Chairmanship candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State in this weekend’s council election in the state, Mr. Emmanuel Momoh, who was arrested by the police, following last week’s mayhem at Fugar, regained freedom yesterday, saying “I will tell the world my ordeal after my victory this Saturday.”

Momoh was arrested and flown to Abuja, following the death of two persons and destruction of houses and cars in Fugar during a bloody clash between ACN and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, youths in the area.

ACN leaders in the area accused the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadohme, of masterminding his arrest and cautioned against the alleged attempt to use the presidency to manipulate and intimidate the people of the area.

Leaders in the council, including former Chief of General Staff, Admiral Mike Akhigbe, condemned his arrest, which he described as bias, just as he called on the Inspector-General of Police to fish out the killers.

However, Momoh told newsmen in Benin City, yesterday, that he want to concentrate on the Saturday election.

He said: “After I must have defeated them, I will tell the world my experience, which is very disappointing as a Nigerian.”

“All I can say now is that Nigerians are languishing in different cells awaiting trial, which is contrary to what the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar promised Nigerians when he assumed that office.”

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