Oshiomhole, Obaseki Feud Worsens As Police Arrest Governor’s Aide


Feud between  Godwin Obaseki and his prediseccsor Adams Oshiomhole has taken another level as the Edo State Governor’s aide was arrested. Andrew Momodu, Secial adviser to Obaseki on Security, was on Sunday, October 28, arrested and taken taken to Abuja by the police. 

It was learnt that the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu,  spent over four hours at the state Police headquarters on Sunday night to secure the release. The Herald gathered that Momodu was among those who stoned the Benin City residence of Oshiomhole.

Also invited for questioning by the Police are Special Adviser to Obaseki on Political Matters (Edo South) Osaigbovo Iyoha, head of Obaseki’s Public Works Volunteer (PUWOV) Murtari Osagie, and his associates Albert Obazee, Kelly Okungbowa and Augustine Edosomwan.

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The Abuja police team eventually released Momodu on the grounds that Shaibu would make him and others available for questioning in Abuja, tomorrow.

Momodu said he was harassed and locked up in a cell after his arrest in a Gestapo style on his way home from work along Airport Road in Benin City.

He said: “I left my church programme and went to my business place along Airport Road. After taking stock of sales, I decided to go home. As I was going home, I saw some persons jump down from Hilux van.  They said they were policemen and I told them to calm down. I demanded their identity cards and they showed me. This was around 9 am.”

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