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Osun APC crisis: Caretaker secretary, 6 allies of Aregbesola arraigned

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The incumbent caretaker secretary of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Rasaq Salinsile was on Monday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over charges of conspiracy and assault.

Salinsile was arraigned alongside Lowo Adebiyi, the chairman of The Osun Progressives faction created by the Minister of Interior and former governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Mr. Biyi Odunlade.

Others kept in the dock also are Kazeem Salami, Gbenga Akano, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle.

Rasaq Salinsile, the incumbent caretaker secretary of the All progressives Congress in Osun State was on Monday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for conspiracy and assault.

Others kept in a dock alongside Salinsile were the chairman of Rauf Aregbesola’s The Osun Progressives, Lowo Adebiyi, Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Mr. Biyi Odunlade, Gbenga Akano, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle.

The defendants, arraigned before Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, pleaded not guilty and were admitted to bail.
[8:52 PM, 8/23/2021] Kunle: Deal decisively with IPOB members, IGP orders Delta police

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, has charged the Delta State Police Command to go tough on criminals and members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in the state.

Alkali, who stated this on Monday during the familarisation visit to the state police command in Asaba, said cops who could work in Delta could police any part of the country.

He said, “If you are able to work in Delta, you can work in any part of Nigeria. That’s why we are creating more areas command, divisions to bring police nearer to the people.

“You are trying your best but your best is not good enough. Anything that happen in Anambra State will affect Delta State especially the Asaba.

“That is why you must prepare to deal with any criminal especially IPOB group. There are spills over agitation or demonstration from Onitsha to Asaba.

“Brace up to IPOB challenge because it is a proscribed organisation and treat them as such. It is unfortunate that #EndSARS started from Delta State.”

On logistics, the IGP assured the command that bullet-proof vests, teargas canisters, helmets and others would be provided before Anambra election.

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