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Police Release Labour Party Chairman On Bail

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The Nigeria Police Force Zone 5 has released the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, on bail.

Recall that Abure was arrested on Wednesday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, by the operatives of the Zone 5 Command, alongside the state chairman of the party in Edo State.

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Tijani Momoh, said Abure and three other individuals were arrested over a petition accusing him of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit dangerous harm.

Following the development, some Labour Party chieftains made their way to Benin over the arrest of their national chairman, barely 48 hours before the party’s primary election ahead of the September 21 gubernatorial polls in the state.

Addressing journalists during a visit to the police facility, LP’s National Secretary, Umar Farouk, said he and several members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), along with certain senators, had travelled to Benin to ascertain the reasons behind Abure’s arrest.

According to him, they are only waiting for clearance, after which they will properly brief the press on Abure’s arrest.

However, it was learnt that Abure was released on bail on Wednesday night after several interventions.

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