Benin Republic police entered Ogun to arrest a Nigerian – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday has alleged that police officers from Benin Republic stormed Ogun state to arrest a Nigerian.

Benin Republic police entered Ogun to arrest a Nigerian – Gov Abiodun

The governor is appealing to the Federal Government to immediately secure the release of one Pastor Kunle Garb, an activist was arrested by policemen from Benin Republic over his involvement in preventing the unlawful takeover of Nigerian lands in Yewa North Local Government by the Beninoise government.

The policemen from Benin Republic stormed Igbokofi, a border community in Ogun and arrested the Ogun State indigene over boundary disputes.

According to the Ogun state governor, Garb is “currently languishing in detention in Benin Republic” was abducted at the village market, last week by gendarmes (Beninoise Police) who he claimed crossed illegally into the Nigerian territory to carry out the daring act, after they have succeeded in scaring away traders and Nigerians at the market.

According to Gov Abiodun, the arrested Ogun indigene had consistently campaigned against incessant harassment of Nigerians by the government of Benin Republic, which is attempting to forcefully annex the Nigerian territory.

In a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the Governor lamented that Garb was taken away in a gestapo manner by the armed security agents from the neighbouring country.

Garb has since been charged to a court and remanded under inhuman conditions in Benin Republic and was denied access to his lawyer, doctor and family members.

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