By Angela James,
A rights activist and President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor (aka Ultimate Equals), has cried out for help to save him from traducers who are using the instrumentality of the law enforcement agencies to intimidate him because he is acting as the voice of the voiceless on vital societal issues.
Brandishing a letter emanating from the office of ACP Sani Fodio of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Edo State Police Command, the activist said: “I cannot be intimidated or bullied for expressing my view on issues touching on the soul of the nation. The Freedom of Information (FOI Act is well-designed and it is enacted to protect Nigerians from such acts of intimidation.
“The Police will have to define what’s cyberstalking and inciting violence as stated in their letter of invitation to me dated Monday, June 5th, 2023.”
The Police in their letter stated: “This office is investigating a case of false information, cyberstalking, inciting violence and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.
“Consequently, you are kindly requested to have a dialogue with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Edo State Command Headquarters, Benin City through the Officer in Charge, Political Desk Office on Wednesday, 7th of June 2023 at noon. This is to facilitate our investigation.
“Accept the warm regards of the Commissioner of Police, Edo State please.”
It would be recalled that recently the issue of fuel hoarding caused an open altercation between the activist and one Comrade Robinson Akhenoba, who goes by the alias Political Evangelist, believed to be a surrogate of the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu.