2 aides of Kashamu with 2 fake MOPOL arrested

2 aides of Kashamu with 2 fake MOPOL arrested

Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:36 pm

Buruji Kashamu: US fugitive

Buruji Kashamu: US fugitive

Four aides of South West leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Buruji Kashamu, were arrested Saturday by security operatives on suspicion of committing elections related offences, The Nation has reported.

The quartet which included Kashamu’s driver and nephew, were apprehended in Ijebu – Itele in Ogun East local government area of Ogun state during the governorship and house of assembly elections.

The two others were alleged to have adorned uniforms of the Mobile Police (MOPOL).

It was gathered that the suspects were riding in an unmarked jeep said to belong to Kashamu, who doubled as the Senator-elect on the ticket of PDP for Ogun East Senatorial seat.

But Kashamu, who spoke with reporters shortly after casting his vote at Ward 06, polling Unit 26, in Ijebu – Igbo, admitted that his aides were arrested while on a legitimate errand at Itele community.

He said his aides were in the area to deliver money meant for the payment of the PDP party agents working at the polls.

Kashamu said; “that is true but we cannot call it arrest. I am the South West chairman Mobilisation and Organisation Committee and of course, I am entitled to INEC pass. But I am a little bit ill and couldn’t go out.

“And last night when they were trying to distribute money to party agents, they couldn’t get enough money and I was told that Ijebu East needed N500, 000 which I gave to them. I sent one of my niece with two colleagues and a tag on my Range Rover vehicle.”

“So, when they got there, the APC, headed by the former deputy governorship candidate in the 2011 general election, Tunde Oladunjoye decided to block them and used their power because they felt they are in power in Ogun state and that they have the backing of all the military. From there, they were arrested.”

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