The police authorities have rubbished claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole that thugs sponsored by Governor Godwin Obaseki laid siege to his Edo residence on Saturday night.
According to The Nation, Edo Police Commissioner San Mallam Abubakar denied the claim.
Mallam Abubaka in his account, said what happened was that some persons only stormed the party chairman’s home to protest but were dispersed by the police.
On Sunday, Oshiomhole accused the Edo State government of instigating a siege to his home.
“The National Chairman was in Benin on Saturday to attend a birthday party. While he was still at the party around 8pm, the state government sent thugs to his house. They were over 50 singing war songs.
“They blocked the entrance of his gate until the security people there called those with him (Oshiomhole) to alert him about what was happening. That was how APC youths were swiftly alerted and they stormed the house with policemen,” the former governor’s spokesman Simon Ebegbulem was quoted as saying by The Nation.