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Why Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure Was Arrested – Police

Thursday 22 February 2024

The Nigeria Police Force, has confirmed the arrest of the embattled Labour Party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure.

Recall that Abure was nabbed on Wednesday, by the police operatives, in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

However, while addressing newsmen, this evening, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Tijani Momoh, disclosed that Abure was arrested for attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms, and related offences.

Momoh said that Abure and four others were nabbed over a petition written against them by a petitioner whose name he did not mention.

He said: “I wish to confirm the arrest of the factional chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure and four others.

“It has to do with a written petition that was endorsed by the AIG Zone 5 from the office of the Inspector General of Police.

READ MORE: ‘We’ll Not Be Intimidated’ — LP Reacts As Police Arrest Abure For Attempted Murder

“There are video clips, recordings of the petitioner being assaulted, being beaten when he came home last year to conduct ward matters.

“It is a case of attempted murder, conspiracy, illegal possession of arms and other related offences1.

“They were also in possession of firearms; a short gun and three rounds of ammunition.

“Investigation is ongoing. They were just arrested today. More details will be provided later.”

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via: Information Nigeria

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