Adams Oshiomole
Adams Oshiomole

Over allegations bordering on threat to life, former Executive Director of Edo State Poverty Alleviation and women mobilization in Edo state government, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Igbafe has dragged the governor, the State Attorney General, the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and state Commissioner of police before the Federal High Court sitting in Benin.
Igbafe is asking the court to bar the respondents/applicants from violation of her fundamental human right following alleged threat to her life using the second respondent (police) for possible arrest, and in the process abused her fundamental human rights as enshrined in chapter 4 of 1999 constitution.
This may not be unconnected with her recent attacks on the alleged person of Governor Oshiomhole and the APC governorship candidate following the outcome of the party’s governorship primaries held on June 18 this year at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in the state capital.
At the commenced hearing yesterday in suit number FHC/B/CS/110/2016, the respondents; the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Attorney General of the state and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Henry Idahagbon were not in court while the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezeki as the third respondent was represented by his lawyer.
But the counsel to the 3rd respondent (CP), Austin Osamede Enobabor had pleaded with the presiding Judge for time to properly study the court process served on his client to enable him put up appropriate response since the service was received on Sunday.
He said “when an offence is committed the police will not shy away from it.”
Counsel to the applicant/plaintiff Mr. Jude Edobor in his application urged the court to order the 3th respondent, the Commissioner of Police or any agents from further harassment and intimation of his client since the matter is before the court.
He said his client was in court to enforce her fundamental human rights against discrimination, and to restore her dignity of the human person as well as right to life as encapsulated in chapter 4 of the constitution.
“Our client had a different view from the Respondents in this matter about the primaries that was conducted in the APC governorship primary and based on that she has been witch-hunted all this while that is why we quickly dashed to court because we can’t take the law into our hand.”
“There is a body that handles such matter and that is why we are here. We have implicit confidence that we are sure of Justice. Some of the parties are not in court today while the one in court said they just got their process which is the 3rd respondent which is the police.”
The case was later adjourned to the 6th October, 2016for hearing.


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