Edo asked outlawed CDA members to exchange their arms for money


Former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Edo State Government has offered the olive branch to members of the outlawed Community Development Associations (CDAs), by way of amnesty.

The State Private Property‎ Protection (PPP) Committee, which announced the amnesty period on Tuesday, also asked former members of the CDAs to return their illegally acquired arms.

Chairman of the Committee and former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, who made the announcement while briefing journalists in Benin, said the Committee would mop up the illegal weapons on a cash-for-arm basis.

Arase who outlined the Committee’s terms of reference, explained that the Committee which already had data of members of the CDAs to be rehabilitated, noted that the Committee planned‎ to adopt a moral-persuasion approach in its work.

He, howe‎ver, stated that…

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