Yesterday there was a report that Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s convoy was attacked on Thursday night. Below is a statement from Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Louis Odion, saying what happened. They believe the attack was from thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. They attacked the governor’s convoy with heavy gun shots shortly after his visit to the Onogie of Usen, His Royal Highness Oluogbe 11,at his palace.
"The brave security details attached to the governor, supported by an additional contingent of regular policemen deployed to maintain law and order, rose to the occasion. They were able to shield the governor, key government functionaries and ACN leaders. But several official vehicles including Toyota Land cruisers, Hilux pick up van and Toyota Corrola Saloon car were either badly damaged or riddled with bullet”.
However, the Police Command in a statement signed by its spokesman in the state, DSP Anthony Airhuoyo, said a contrary story to what Oshiomhole's camp is saying:
“the governor went on campaign tour to Usen town in Ovia South West Council of Edo state, the governor while on his way to the campaign venue met the students and promised to address them on his way back."
"After the campaign at about 6: 15pm, the governor decided to address them on a later date as it is already getting late. But the students barricaded the high way at the outskirt of the town and were compelling the governor to visit their institution. When their demands could not be met, it became riotous, throwing stones and missile at the governor’s convoy”
“In the process of dispersing the riotous students, two of them were injured and are currently receiving treatment." The statement reads further.
"Nobody was killed in the process. The students later regrouped and went to Usen Police out post and vandalized the place. However, investigation has commenced as the area is closely being monitored by the police” He further asserted.
Who we go believe now? Governor abi na Police?