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Published On: Fri, Feb 9th, 2018

Edo govt raises investigative panel on police, youth clash

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Edo government has directed that an investigative panel be set-up to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the fracas between some Policemen and youths in Upper Igun area, in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Rt. Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, said this while briefing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the the State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, at the Government House, in Benin City, Edo State, on Wednesday.
According to Ohonbamu, “The Chairman-in-Council expressed deep sadness over the fracas between the police and civilians in Upper Igun and called for calm over the fracas. The governor, who presided over the executive council meeting, mandated the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie Esq. to set up an investigative panel to be headed by a reputable Retired Judge”.
Ohonbamu added “Other members of the panel will include a retired police commissioner, retired senior army officer and members of the civil society. The investigative panel will ascertain the cause of the crisis, ensure that justice is done and prevent future occurrence.”
Similarly, Ohonbamu said after the State Executive Council reviewed the state government’s response to the incidence of gas explosion in Ugbo area in Benin City, the governor directed the SSG to immediately set up an investigative panel to investigate various fire incidents in the state.

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