A lawyer in Edo State, Mr Sule Egele, has sued the Nigeria Police before the Federal High Court in Benin over alleged complicity in an assassination attempt on his life by some suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.
Other defendants in the suit are the Edo State Commissioner of Police and Superintendent of Police, Okafor Moses.
The applicant accused the police of plotting with the suspected thugs to turn the case against him
Egele said he narrowly escaped death but had his car badly damaged by the suspected thugs during the September 28, 2016, governorship election in Etsako West Local Government Area for supporting the PDP governorship candidate.
Amongst others, the applicant through his lead counsel, Mr Olayiwola Afolabi, prayed the court for a declaration order restraining the respondents, whether, by themselves, servants, agents and or privies and whosoever called from harassing, intimidating, threatening to arrest and detain, inviting the applicant for questioning or interrogation
He equally sought an order from the court, that the failure of the respondents to investigate the complaint of the applicant which bothers on the subject for which they are now harassing, intimidating and arresting the applicant and for which two persons had previously been charged to court is only an after thought.
”No one made me governor, I became governor by God’s grace” – says Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki