By Temidayo Akinsuyi
BENIN – Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Friday morning placed under temporary house arrest as the police prevented him from attending the planned APC mega rally in Benin.
It will be recalled that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had on Thurdsay suspended the rally organised to welcome a former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu and his loyalists to the APC.
Speaking with Daily Independent, a credible source who is monitoring the development said the State Commissioner of Police, Lawal Tanko Jimeta went to Oshiomhole’s residence on Friday morning stopping him from attending any rally in view of the prevailing security situation in the state.
“As we speak, Oshiomhole is under house arrest because the Commissioner of Police told him you can’t go anywhere”.
”Also, the rally they were proposing to hold in Garrick couldn’t hold because the police authority has placed a ban on it. The state government also issued a statement banning any open rally”.
”On the strength of that, the rally failed and all the artistes and musicians who were supposed to play at the venue were dispersed including media houses like Channels TV, AIT who were already scheduled to do live broadcast of the event”.
”A few people now went to Ize-Iyamu’s residence where he addressed them. That is the situation for now” our source said. (Daily Independent)