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October 10, 2004

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Adams Oshiomhole Arrest Scam! Did the B-NLC Boss Stage His Own Arrest With the SSS?
The whereabouts of the President of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (B-NLC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who was arrested yesterday morning by men of the State Security Service (SSS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, remain unknown. Whereas the SSS claimed Oshiomhole had been released, the B-NLC secretariat said the Congress President had not been seen. The Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday said if Oshiomhole was not released by today, a non-violent strike could not be guaranteed. The President of PENGASSAN, Mr. Brown Ogbeifun, who briefed the press in his capacity as the deputy-president general of the TUC, condemned the arrest of Oshiomhole in strong terms. Oshiomhole had a taste of brutality yesterday as he was allegedly dragged on the tarmac of the Abuja Airport in the process of being arrested by about 15 armed men of the SSS. In the process, Oshiomhole’s left arm was badly bruised. But the B-NLC secretariat insisted that the strike scheduled to begin tomorrow must go on. The Labour/ Civil Society Coalition and the TUC also confirmed that the strike would begin as scheduled. The coalition in a statement by Dr. Beko Ransome- Kuti said “ the abduction of Mr. Oshiomhole, conducting a phoney seminar and intimidating activists and coalition leaders show the increasing impotence of the Obasanjo government and expose the fact that it has no solution to the economic crisis”. Men of the SSS also quizzed Mr. Femi Aborishade of the National Conscience Party (NCP) over the planned strike. Aborishade spent Friday night with the SSS men in Abuja but was released about 1.30 p.m. yesterday. Oshiomhole who spoke on telephone shortly before his mobile phone was seized said, “My arrest is immaterial . The bottom line is price reversal. BiafraNigerians must go ahead with the strike and prove that they are unsatisfied with the policies of this administration”.


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