Police arrest LP National Chairman, Julius Abure in Edo State

Police arrest LP National Chairman, Julius Abure in Edo State

Barrister Julius Abure, National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), was arrested by Nigerian police in Edo State on Wednesday.

At the time of this publication, the circumstances behind his detention in Benin City were unknown.

Images and video recordings circulated on social media networks, showing Abure seated on the floor before being driven away by police.

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His apprehension is largely believed to be linked to the party’s continuing problems.

Abure has come under fire for allegations of misusing Party funds, with accusations involving the misappropriation of over N3 Billion. 

The now suspended National Treasurer, Oluchi Oparah, asked Abure to account for N3.5 billion said to have been raised from the sale of nomination forms and fundraising activities in the buildup to the 2023 general election. 

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Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on last week, Oluchi said under Abure’s watch, over N3.5 billion was raised from the sale of nomination forms for the 2023 general elections. 

  • “However, apart from the proceeds of the sale of forms from his home state of Edo – which was diverted to Mr Abure’s private accounts, he only declared N55 million to me as Treasurer, of the over N3.5 billion raised, pocketing the rest for himself,” Oluchi said. 
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