Youths of Uzairue clan in Etsako West local government of Edo State, on Tuesday, foiled an attempt to arrest the clan head, His Royal Highness, Kadiri Omogbai, the Ogieneni of Uzairue, by the Department of State Security services (DSS).
The incident happened on the Benin-Abuja road when the traditional ruler was on his way to his palace.
It was gathered that DSS officials blocked the traditional ruler at Ayua junction and attempted to drag him to their vehicle but the youths stormed the area and resisted the arrest.
Following the resistance, the DSS later took the traditional ruler in the company of the youths to the office of the Police Area commander at Auchi.
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It was gathered that youths mobilised other subjects of the traditional rulers who barricaded entry and exit points in the area to forestall any attempt to arrest their clan head.
According to the source, the DSS alleged that they came to arrest the clan head following allegation that he had hand in attack of somebody they didn’t mention.
It was gathered that after several hours at the office of the Area commander, the police escorted the traditional ruler back to his palace in Jattu, the clan headquarters.
Efforts to reach the state command’s public relations officer, Kotongs Bello, was not successful as calls put across to him were not answered.
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