Former Edo State governor, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, has accused the incumbent governor, Adam Oshiomhole, of stealing the state blind and investing the loot in properties at home and abroad.

Igbinedon’s allegation about Oshiomhole’s scandalous acquisition is coming on the heels of the Comrade governor’s shocking exposé of frauds allegedly perpetrated by Igbinedon while he was the state governor, and his resolve to ensure the ex-governor is prosecuted.

Oshiomhole had said: “I will publish records in black and white and the Edo people will be told how they have been raped by the god masters of original 419. They have murdered sleep. I went to Ovia North East Local Government Area where Igbinedion covered all the government reserved lands reserved for the people of the state. Lucky gave to his father over 200 hectares of land. They took the land on the grounds that they will use it for mechanised farming, I will say the truth and Igbinedion cannot do anything, I can drive him out of town.

“Do you know that after Igbinedion junior had given government land to his the father, the father gave this land in piece meal to cocoa farmers, some of them from Edo State while some are from Yoruba land. Igbinedion will be collecting royalties from these people without paying tax to government. Even the Oba of Benin never subjected his people to this level of exploitation.”

In an apparent attempt to get back at Oshimhole, Igbinedon in a statement released on Saturday accused the governor of corruption.

He said, “I have made it very clear time without numbers that the files of my tenure are there for everybody who cares to ask to check. I do not intend to dignify Adams Oshiomhole any longer by joining issue with him.

“He should explain to the people of Edo State how he spent the federal allocations and internal generated revenues running into trillions naira in seven years.

“He should tell the people of Edo how much he is paying as land tax for his house in Iyamho worth over N10bn and other properties he has acquired in the last seven years in Dubai, Cape Town in South Africa, in San Francisco, United States of America, a high rise apartment in Atlanta also in America and in London. He is calling everybody a thief but Oshiomhole is the biggest thief in Benin City today.”

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