The Delta State Police Command Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB) has invited Israel Joe for questioning over his role in the #EndSARS protest in the State.
Joe reported to the police command with his team on Wednesday and after being quizzed, he was released.
It was gathered that the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa intervened for the quick release of the #EndSARS protester.
Joe disclosed after the session with the police that his file which contained his vital information, bank details and other necessary data about him were opened by the OC SIB.
“I was interrogated on issues that bothers on the #EndSARS involvement with a view to carry the police along in our plans according to them.
“We had told them that the federal government has not met our 5/5 demands though they have disbanded SARS.
“We also articulated our fresh demand to the police, which entails zoning of every position of Vice, Deputies and assistants to youths (20-45 years) in 2023 political arrangements of all political parties.
“I was also questioned about the 7th December #EndSARS protest which excluded Delta state. We had intentionally excluded Delta State from the protest not because our demands have been met but because we do not want to record any casualties occasioned by secret cult clashes, taking advantage of the #EndSARS protest.
“Very recently, there have been serious clash among rivalry cult groups in the state especially in Warri, Ughelli, Asaba, some part of Sapele and Udu which has claimed some lives. We will not allow those thriving on evils hijack the protest to unleash mayhem on themselves and innocent peaceful protesting youths while they hang it on the #EndSARS.
“We are also evaluating the government and the police who claimed they have done reform yet people still mobilise police for arrest, pay for bail, files and bail-bond.
“Until these issues are addressed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), until the government tackles unemployment and build viable infrastructure, we won’t back down.
“Even if Delta State wouldn’t get involve in the protest of 7th December, our agitations continue. I also want to use the medium to call on the halt to every cult clash. Killing your fellow youths does not make you a champion, it only makes you a willing victim of disturbing conscience,” he said after the session with the police.