Police arrest human rights activist over Olaitan’s murder

Channels Television  
Updated July 28, 2012

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice has described the arrest of its Executive Director Reverend David Ugolor, over the murder of the Principal Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, as a frame up.

Over ten heavily armed security operatives some wearing Federal SARS Jacket while others on plain clothes arrested Reverend David Ugolor yesterday after searching his private residence and his office.

A statement from the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice signed by the Programme Policy Officer Innocent Edemhanria said the Security operatives had told Rev Ugolor’s lawyer and relations that one of the suspects arrested had mentioned David to them.

The Civil Society and Advocacy group however feel that the allegation was spurious as a convivial relationship existed between the slain Olaitan and Rev. David Ugolor calling for his immediate release as they are convinced that some highly placed persons are trying to frame him up for Olaitan’s murder.

The arrest of Reverend David Ugolor brings to five the number of persons so far arrested since the murder of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde.

Witness say Rev. David accompanied the late Olaitan to his home the night of his murder but the Reverevd left before the assassins struck.