By Isaac Olamikan, Senior Correspondent,Benin
Edo State Government has distanced itself from the arrest of the state commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero by the Interpol on suspicion of alleged money laundering in France.
In a press statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media and Communications Strategy, the state government said that the alleged arrest of the Commissioner has nothing to do with the state government.
Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the state government could not confirm the alleged arrest of the commissioner.
According to him, “We learnt about the alleged arrest of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Commissioner, Hon. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero from unreliable sources on social media and we are unable to confirm either the alleged arrest or what might have led to it.”
“But we can confirm without equivocation that whatever the issues might be, they are totally personal and have nothing whatsoever to do with the Edo State Government or Governor Godwin Obaseki,” he added.