The Police on Friday raided Signatious hotel purportedly owned by a former Minister of Education(State) Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The arrest is sequel to outcries by members of the public especially human right activists who staged a peaceful protest round the town today.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as, “Stop the violence against women”, “Female dignity natters”, “Delta lives matters” amongst others.
It would be recalled that the management of the hotel allegedly stripped naked, photographed, arrested and prosecuted four former Staff for stealing some amount of money.
The two staff who were arrested were alleged to be in connection with the said offences.
A human right activist, Comrade Israel Joe in a chat with Our Correspondent disclosed that, “The IGP has ordered for the arrest of Gbagi. But we are not satisfied.
“I demand that the hotel be sealed immediately and he(Gbagi)should be wanted and made to face the law.”
In the same vein, Hon. Ogbevire Ashubu said all Staff should stop working at the hotel with immediate effects.
Also in a chat with Our Correspondent, Comrade Sussy Ogagbe claimed that the Ex-minister has been terrorizing his workers and tenants. She said, “This should be the opportunity to speak out.”
While noting that #WomenDignityMatters#, Ogagbe said Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi was must be prosecuted in line with existing laws of the land.
Hon. Ibebe Rufus Akpobome in his Facebook timeline wrote, “Kenneth Gbagi has failed. He should be prosecuted. I stand to support his arrests.”
Our Correspondent reports that the ex-minister who is bereaved at the moment is currently at the burial ceremony of his late elder sister in Oginubu Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area. He had denied any involvements in the matter just as he promised to discipline any erring Staff of the hotel.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the arrest of the two hotel Staff in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri.
The State Police boss said, “It is true, arrests were made based on the report we received. The incident that happened.
“Already, I have directed for a thorough investigation into the matter because nobody is above the law. The law of this country is not a respected of anybody. So, our investigation is going to be total. We are assuring that whoever has a hand in that case, during investigation, the truth will eventually come out.”
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