National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on the police authorities to be transparent in the investigation into the raid on the residence of elder statesman, Edwin Clark.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, on Thursday, Oshiomhole said it was baffling that no reason was given for the reported invasion of Clark’s home by the police.
He said; “The police hierarchy must come clean on this matter, and handle the entire issue transparently, including disclosing the names of the officers involved in this unwarranted attack on the person of Chief Clark.
“I am shocked to learn about the raid on the Abuja residence of our elder statesman and highly respected South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark by the police, last Tuesday.
“I am even more baffled and embarrassed that no reason was given for that invasion and from the comments by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the raid was not authorised by the police hierarchy.”
Oshiomhole also demanded that those involved in the raid should face the full weight of the law, as the search was unauthorised and illegal.
He said, “The IGP has a responsibility not only to detain the policemen involved but to also ensure they are diligently prosecuted in court. Anything short of that will be unacceptable.
“I share in the pain and embarrassment Chief Clark was subjected to by the said police officers, particularly as no reason have been given for the action. This is one matter the IGP must never sweep under the carpet.
“It should be further reiterated that no Nigerian would be allowed to be subjected to such recklessness or impunity on the part of those charged to protect them.”