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Labour Party National Chairman, Julius Abure, Reportedly Arrested in Benin

Labour Party National Chairman, Julius Abure, Reportedly Arrested in Benin

Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), has allegedly been apprehended by the Nigerian Police Force in Edo State, according to reports.

The arrest of the LP chairman is said to have been prompted by a petition lodged by the party’s Youth Leader, Comrade Eragbe Anselm Aphimia.

In the petition addressed to the Edo State Commissioner of Police and dated February 13, the youth leader accused certain party members of assaulting him in December 2023.

Comrade Eragbe Anselm detailed the incident, stating, “I, Comrade Eragbe Anselm, write to you with utmost urgency and grave concern regarding a heinous act of violence perpetrated against me on the 29th of December 2023.”

The petitioner further explained that he had arrived at the Benin City Airport as part of an official delegation to organize congresses and supervise the sale of nomination forms. However, he alleged that he was deceived by Mrs Mary Okheime Newberry, who arranged their accommodation and transportation but orchestrated a violent ambush instead.

Upon contacting the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, for confirmation, he stated that he had not received any information regarding the arrest.

Dr Yunusa Salisu Tanko, the Chief Spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 election, responded that he would provide further information at a later time when contacted.

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