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Attempt of ex-PDP scribe, Oladipo to stop arrest fails



Attempt of ex-PDP scribe, Oladipo to stop arrest fails

A former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prof Wale Oladipo, may soon be arrested as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has turned down his prayers to stop him being picked up.

He claims he is being threatened with arrest over his role in the unlawful disbursement of public funds.

Justice John Tsoho, who presided over Oladipo’s application, threw it out on the ground that he failed substantially to substantiate his claim of threats to infringe on his rights by the respondents.

The judge said the reliefs sought by Oladipo in the suit are not “grantable.”

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Oladipo had listed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Department of State Services (DSS) as respondents.

The former PDP scribe, in the suit filed in February, alleged intimidation, harassment, persecution or threat by the respondents, adding that he had strong fears the alleged threats was based on his political leaning.

To substantiate his claim, Oladipo referred to a text message he received on his telephone on February 1 supposedly from an operative of the EFCC, Adebayo Olatunji, inviting him for investigation by the commission’s Asset Tracing Unit.

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