An environmental rights activist and Executive Director of African Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Mr. David Ugolor, has been arrested by the State Security Service (SSS).
LEADERSHIP Sunday learnt that he was picked at about 2.05pm on Friday in connection with the assassination of the Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, the late Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde.
But ANEEJ in a statement by its Programme/Policy Officer, Mr. Innocent Edemhanria, said Ugolor is a victim of frame-up by some highly-placed persons and insisted that he remains innocent of the accusation against him.
In his words: “The security operatives which numbered over 10 had picked him up from somewhere in town and brought him to the office. They had ransacked his private home and office and took away some items. Staff of the office had their cell phones taken away from them and switched off for as long as the securitymen held them hostage which lasted for about three hours.
“They later returned the phones at about 4.35pm before vacating the office premises. A staff of Centre for Social Justice, Mr. Kingsley Nnajiaka, was at ANEEJ Secretariat then and was also held hostage for the same period,” he said.
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