The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih, is currently being quizzed at the state police command over comments that the state government diverted bags of rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state, The Nation reports.
Orbih’s questioning was based on a petition sent by Governor Godwin Obaseki to the state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, on the need for the police to make the PDP chief present facts on the allegations, the news outlet claims.
Orbih arrived the police command headquarters at 10:17a.m. in company of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and a large crowd of PDP supporters.
Orbih and few party leaders headed for the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
A huge crowd of PDP supporters besieged the entrance gate of the command as they were not allowed into the command’s premises.
He had alleged that 4,721 bags of rice out of the 6,822 bags donated by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to IDPs at Ohogua village in Ovia North East local government area of the state were diverted.
Other items the NCS donated to the IDPs were 76 cartons of vegetable oil, 100 sacks of used shoes and 20 pairs of used shoes.