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OGHA Seeks Urgent Release of Nigerian Activist By Beninnoise Govt.

The Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA, has called on the State Attorney General to explore all necessary legal mechanisms including international treaties and protocol of the ECOWAS Court to secure the immediate release of a Nigerian activist, Dr. Kunle Garb, who was reportedly arrested by security operatives from Benin Republic. 

Dr Garb, is a resident of Igbokofi, a Nigerian border town with the Republic of Benin in Yewa-North Local Government Area of the state. 

He was alleged to have been arrested over boundary-related disputes between the two countries and had been reportedly arraigned before a court in Benin Republic. 

Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr Olakunle Oluomo while reacting to the issue, called on the relevant authorities to rise to the responsibility of securing the release of Dr. Garb. 

The lawmaker representing Yewa North II State Constituency, Mr. Wahab Haruna had told the House during plenary that the Nigerian Activist, Dr. Garb was at the forefront of efforts to resist plans by the Beninnoise government to further encroach on the Nigerian territory before his arrest on accusations of building on a piece of land acclaimed by Benin Republic within Ogun State. 

He maintained that the authorities of Benin Republic had repeatedly encroached on Nigerian land and the moves were being resisted by villagers in the area, led by the activist. Oluwatoyin Adegoke 

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