Obaseki speaks on arrest of Commissioner by INTERPOL

Obaseki speaks on arrest of Commissioner by INTERPOL


Edo State government has reacted to the arrest of the State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero by the INTERPOL in Europe.

Political opponent that Osemwegie-Ero was for alleged money laundering in France since last month for being in possession of $2m, amid speculation that the money was given to him by the Governor during his foreign trip with the Governor abroad.


On Monday, the Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the alleged arrest of Osemwingie-Ero has nothing to do with Governor Obaseki.

According to him: “We learnt about the alleged arrest of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Commissioner, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-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 witconfirmso State Government or Governor Godwin Obaseki.

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 Osemwegie-Ero by INTEPOL for a offence committed before he was appointed by Governor Obaseki.

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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.


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