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Sapele Okpe leadership tussle escalates

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By Godwin Oghre

Sapele— The leadership tussle rocking Sapele Okpe Community, has taken a dramatic turn, as the former chairman of the community, Mr Michael Egbejule, was, weekend, arrested by security men.

A senior police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard, that the chairman’s arrest was on the order of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 5, Benin City, Edo State.

The circumstances surrounding the arrest of the ex-chairman, were at press time, skeletal, though his loyalists claimed he was arrested for kicking against a plan by the interim executive committee, led by Mr Moses Ogodo, to conduct a fresh election into the executive committee, which he is presently challenging before the state high court, Sapele.

When Vanguard visited Sapele police station, yesterday, the former chairman was seen writing his statement.

An elderly man in the community, who preferred anonymity told Vanguard that the arrest of the former chairman was to enable him answer questions on allegations of financial misconduct levelled against him in a petition by one Mr Joseph Ogodo, also a community elder, in which the later had prayed the AIG to arrest Egbejule, over alleged financial recklessness.

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