INTERPOL arrest Edo Commissioner – The Nation Newspaper


By Osagie Otabor, Benin

Operatives of INTERPOL have arrested Edo State for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, for alleged money laundering.

Ero was reportedly arrested in France since last month for being in possession of $2m.

He was said to have being detained and queried by INTERPOL.

Political opponents claimed the money was given to him by Governor Godwin Obaseki as he was accompanying the Governor to a foreign trip.

Another source said the Commissioner was being questioned for an offence he committed seven years ago.

A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, said the state government was aware of the questioning of Osemwingie-Ero by INTEPOL for a offence committed before he was appointed by Governor Obaseki.

On the sum of $2m found on the Commissioner, the source said it was yet to be confirmed whether any money was found on him.

But the Edo State Government, in its reaction, said the alleged arrest of Osemwingie-Ero has nothing to do with Governor…



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