Edo Commissioner found with $2m arrested by INTERPOL
The International Police, INTERPOL has arrested the Edo State Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr Osaze Osemwingie-Ero for carrying $2 million in cash in France.
Ero who was arrested in France since last month is said to have been detained and queried by INTERPOL.
Meanwhile, Edo State Government has said it can’t confirm whether or not operatives of arrested the Mr Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, for alleged money laundering.
Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said the state government could not confirm the arrest.
“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 personal and have nothing whatsoever to do with the Edo State Government or Governor Godwin Obaseki,” he added.