The Police on Tuesday raided the Abuja residence of Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
The Police men who searched all the rooms of the Elder Statesman, alleged that they were in the house to search for arms which they accused him of keeping.
The Policemen who arrived the Asokoro residence of Chief Clark at 1.30pm, left the premises 2.30pm. They did not find any incriminating evidence or ammunition in the house.
According to the Policemen, the stormed the house on the orders of the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Ijaw youths react to raid on South-South leader’s house
The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYCW) has condemned the raid on chief Edwin Clark’s Abuja home.
According to Vanguard, policemen raided Clark’s house on Tuesday, September 4, 3018.
They searched the rooms his house, saying that they were looking for arms.
Speaking further, the President of IYCW, Barr. Oweilaemi Pereotubor called on Nigerians to rise up and defend democracy.
Pereotubor also said “This is dangerous for our democracy. Nigeria is heading to the cliff.
“Relevant stakeholders need to rise in defence of our hard earned democracy. President Buhari should call his overbearing security agencies to order before they plunge the Country into an unmitigated crisis.
“There can be no democracy where there is no dissenting voices. Mr. President should accept that our democracy cannot exist without opposition elements to his government. Chief Clarke who is an elder statesman, his views on national issues need to be appreciated by the Government of the day instead of being witch hunted.”
The policemen reportedly said that they were acting on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.