–Alhaji Abduldamad Rabiu, BUA Chairman
The alleged mine dispute between BUA International Limited and Governor Obaseki’s led Edo State government has been clarified as Force PRO denies issuing arrest warrant.
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has denied issuing an arrest warrant for Managing Director (MD) of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Engineer Yusuf Binji. Force Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jimoh Moshood, denied the report stating unequivocally that there had been no such directive from the police at the State or Federal command. This calls to question, the earlier statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media to the Edo State Government, Crusoe Osagie, who alleged that the police had issued an arrest warrant for the arrest of the BUA Cement MD.
This statement by the police also contradicts other claims by the Edo State government; soon after an alleged attacked on the convoy of Governor Godwin Obaseki on Thursday, the government issued a press statement claiming that the police has ordered the arrest of Engr. Binji for complicity in the attack.
Police rebuttal of the government’s claims however, absolves Binji of complicity in the alleged attack.
For more information, call the Office of the Force PRO: Jimoh Moshood 08032569029