THE Edo State Public Private Property Task Force led by the former Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, yesterday arrested a Benin chief, the Ohen of Amufi community in Ikpoba Okhai Local Government Area of Edo state, Iyi Eware Aisenogua and others over alleged flouting of the law banning Community Development Associations (CDAs) by the state House of Assembly.
The Benin Chief was arrested after he failed to appear before the Task Force following allegation that he was frustrating the effort of a developer who wanted to construct 400 housing units in the community.
Addressing journalists at Government House Benin City yesterday, the secretary of the Committee and Special Adviser to the governor on community and Political Matters, Chief Osaro Idah, asserted that irrespective of the fact that the status of the suspect, his arrest was ordered because he flouted the law.
According to him, “despite the banning of CDAs, certain people are not ready to comply with the the law which says that anyone who is disrupting development and who is still involving himself with the defunct CDA , this committee has a right to look into it. And there is an existing law by the state government.