Posted by Cecilia Ijuo | 9 September 2018 | 743 times
Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, says he has forgiven those that invaded his house over alleged stockpiling of firearms.
He made the statement when Sen. Shehu Sani (APC- Kaduna) visited him in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some policemen on Sept. 4, searched Clark’s house for alleged firearms.
Clark said he decided to forgive them in the interest of peace and the fact that the Nigeria Police had apologised.
“I have forgotten all that since the Inspector General has apologised to me through a very powerful delegation; I have forgiven them in the interest of Nigeria.
“If I do not, there are people who are very willing to cause trouble and I do not want that to be done in my name.
“I have also appealed to my youths, my children at home who gathered at Yenagoa in Bayelsa, who were very upset to be peaceful,” he said.
Clark added that the incident was aimed at discrediting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He said, “coming to search my house was not a problem, but if it was not properly planned, or with an intention, just to embarrass me and the government then there is a concern.
The elder statesman said he had written the President, requesting a full investigation into the incident and those behind it, and not to make those that searched his house scapegoats.
Earlier, Sani said he was in the house to express concern over the incidence. (NAN)
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