Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to parade before Nigerians the policemen and informant who invaded the residence of elderstatesman, Chief Edwin Clark on Tuesday.
While blaming the Federal Government for the invasion, Onuesoke in a statement also called for the immediate prosecution of the culprits.
The policemen, who have been arrested had claimed that Clark was stockpiling arms for militants.
The statement read: “It is a shame at this time of our nation building for a security agencies in Nigeria to raid the residence of Chief Edwin Clark, a man above eighty years old”
“I am surprised that the Inspector General of Police could order or could tell the public that it was an act of wrong information.
“Thank God the IGP was not ashamed to say that it was a wrong act of a wrong informants. It is uncalled for for the police to invade the house of an octogenarian like Chief Clark with all the support he has given to the present administration in making sure there is peace in the Niger Delta region.
“If I may ask, how many octogenarian has the police arrested in the North East to comb the massive killing in that region and the North Central?
“It is a shame that the federal government can order an illegal invasion of Edwin Clark. I am calling on the federal government to immediately commence the trial of The arrested police officers and the informants who are responsible for these heinous act committed against a federal minister, senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Nigerians are demanding for the immediate commencement of the trial of the culprits to the illegal invasion to serve as a deterrent to other security officers of the police force.”