INTERPOL Allegedly Arrest Gov Obaseki’s Commissioner
1 year ago Ogunsuyi Roland 0
The Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo State, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero has been allegedly arrested by INTERPOL over money laundering.
Mr Ozaze who was reportedly arrested in France since last month (November) for allegedly being in possession of $2m, was detained and queried by operatives of the International police agency.
Though insiders told The Nation that the commissioner was arrested over an offence he committed seven years ago, political opponents are claiming the money was allegedly given to him by Governor Godwin Obaseki during a foreign trip. However reacting to the arrest, the Edo State’s government stated that the arrest has no link to Governor Obaseki. Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie also disclosed that they are yet to confirm the arrest.
He said; “We learnt about the alleged arrest of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Commissioner, Hon. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero from unreliable sources on social media and we are unable to confirm either the alleged arrest or what might have led to it.
But we can confirm without equivocation that whatever the issues might be, they are totally personal and have nothing whatsoever to do with the Edo State Government or Governor Godwin Obaseki.”