EDO GOVERNOR’S AIDE RAISES ALARM OVER THREAT TO LIFE FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa,  Wednesday raised the alarm over an alleged threat to his life.
Okoduwa said that he has been trailed by strange looking men especially at night and had recieved phone calls from unanimous callers who had warned him to stop the arrest and  campaign against traffickers in the state or be stopped.
Okoduwa has been vocal and aided security agencies in arresting and exposing the activities trafficking cartel in the state.
The governor’s aide in shock told newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, that some gunmen had Tuesday  night trailed him to his residence in Benin City and opened fire at his direction noting that he was lucky to have narrowly escaped by whiskers.
He said after  the failed attempt on his life few hours later received a call from unidentified caller warning him.
In his words:  “Tuesday night after I managed to escape, I got a call from an unknown number telling me I should not talk about human trafficking. The guy, who did not tell me his name, further threatened me that if I don’t stop, they will stop me. The call has come now three times and it is strange.
“I wonder why people would be angry for the selfless effort I am putting in to save the future of our girl child. Why would they be threatening me to stop instead of them to encouraged me or join me to stop trafficking in our state?”
Okoduwa said the matter had been reported at the police station in Benin,  however, appealed to Commissioner of Police and other relevant security agencies  to come to his aide as he no longer move freely for fear marauding dare devils who are after him.

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