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Scores of residents of Igbokofi village in the Yewa-North local government area of Ogun state are threatening to storm Benin Republic on Monday to protest the arrest of two residents from the village by Benin Republic police.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the villagers have perfected plans to storm the foreign country which is few meters away from their vilage to protest continued incarceration of their people .
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that some policemen. from Benin Republic stormed the village and arrested an activist ,Kunle Garb and whisked him away .
The foreigh security operatives few days after the arrest of Garb also arrested another villager, Benjamin Amosu who offered to interpret for Garb in the court .
The duo were languishing in Benin Republic cell for allegedly challenging the authority of Benin Republic on the Nigerian soil.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that Garb had been arraigned in court for two count charge of leading a protest against the Benin Republic over disputed land between Nigeria and Benin Republic and for constructing buildings on their controversial land .
Garb was also reportedly given some conditions for his freedom which include demolition of his mission building and free schoo building l and her must never stage any protest against the foreign country .
Garb reportedly rejected the conditions and was incarcerated .
Lamenting the condition of her husband in the cell ,Remilekun Garb has cried out, alledging that her husband was being subjected to inhuman treatment .
Remilekun said since her husband was arrested and detained they had denied the family access to him .
She alleged that the Benin Republic police subjected her husband to inhuman treatment, claiming that he was being treated like a criminal in the cell for resisting the Benin Republic from encroaching into Nigerian land .
Speaking on the arrest of Amosu, Remilekun said he was arrested and detained for offering to serve as Garb’s interpreter in the court .
According to Garb’s wife , Amosu”s sin was that he chose to interpret for Garb during the court proceeding.
Garb’s wife said ” Amosu schooled in Benin Republic ,but, he is from Igbokofi, he lived in Igbokofi.
“A Beninos was interpreting for Garb but was implicating Garb in the interpretation .So, Amosu asked the man to step aside while he interpreted for him .”
“After the court session , he was arrested and detained .
“They are taking Amosu to court on Monday while my husband will be returned to court July 13 .
” The people I sent to the place told me he was striped half naked and made to sleep on bare floor in Pobe .
“He was later transfered to Porto-Novo and attempt to get him food was blocked. They did not allow anyone to see him .
“Many people are going tomorrow (Monday) to witness the prosecution of Amosu.”
“Government should intervene in this matter . “.