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Four Days After Arrest, Waterway Security Committee Member, Brother Still In Detention

…wife cries out over injustice, pleads for release of husband

…”this is a case of reckless abuse of human right”—Lawyer

In a move that is akin to official abuse of office and clear injustice,  a member of the Delta State Security and Waterways Committee, Hon. Simeon Bebenimibo and his younger brother are still been held up in detention, four days after they were both whisked away by some people believed to be security agents.

Reliable reports said that Hon. Bebenimibo, a community leader and known man of peace, with his younger sibling, are languishing in a holding facility, on the strength of some trumped-up charges that has not been revealed to them or members of their family.

The wife of Ernest Bebenimibo, has cried out to the Federal Government to effect the release of her husband and his brother immediately.

Mrs Loveth Bebenimibo lamented that her husband who is a legitimate businessman is being treated like a common criminal.

She said; “I need my husband now. He is the only breadwinner we have. I beg President Muhammadu  Buhari to please  release my husband. Those who arrested my husband should release my husband immediately”.

In a related development, Barrister Rotimi Durojaiye, a Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, reacting to the news, expressed sadness that despite the much-trumpeted commitments of the Buhari administration to human rights, two heads of families are been detained past the mandatory 24 hours on some reasons shrouded in mystery.

He warned that the security agents are liable to sanctions, if legal actions are taken against them personally.

”It is a pity that this sort of thing is still happening in the country, despite the fact the Federal Government that has a senior member of the bench as its Vice President.

”However, I advise the family to seek legal redress against the erring security agents. What they have done is actionable. This is not a banana republic, these things have to stop?”.

By Brakerekebina Birinimigha

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