Ogbeni Kingsley, a physically disabled man has accused a youth leader in Obazagban community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, of assault.
According to human rights activist and member of Edo Civil Society Organisations, Osazee Edigin, the youth leader identified as Joshua Edo allegedly assaulted the victim, who happens to be an old friend, for calling him by his name instead of “chairman or people’s chair”
The accused community youth leader
The incident happened on Saturday, April 24, along Benoni Junction off Airport Road, Benin City.
Narrating his ordeal on Tuesday morning, April 27, the victim demanded for justice, adding that the police is yet to act since he reported the assault.
“Somebody beat me black and blue because he saw me as a nobody. I was driving last Saturday (April 24) when I saw an old friend of mine at Obazagban community. He said I called him by his name and started beating me up.
He said why would I call him Joshua instead of chairman or people’s chair. He beat me for more than 20 minutes. He was blowing me from the car, dragged me out of the car and blow my face. I have never seen this kind of theing in my life.” he narrated.
Meanwhile, the assault case is currently being heard at Evboriaria Magistrate court.