Rivers Deputy Governor Also Attacked At RSHA Complex-Official

Tele IkuruIn what is seen as a continuation of the Mayhem unleashed earlier in the day,Rivers State Deputy Governor, Engr. Tele Ikuru, was also attacked by irate thugs at the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex along Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, at about 12.26hours.

Godswill Jumbo ,acting press secretary to the deputy governor said in a statement, that he was at the House of the Assembly to present the amendments to the 2013 Appropriation Bill to the Assembly on behalf of the Executive Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

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On his way out after making the presentation thugs who flooded the complex in their multitudes chanting war songs in support of a member of the House of Assembly, Hon. Evans Bapakaye Bipi, descended on the Deputy Governor on sighting him.

His official car was badly damaged while other cars in his convoy also sustained some damage. Members of his entourage were also attacked and had to escape by running on foot out of the scene of the incident.

On his part, Hon. Evans physically assaulted the Channels Television cameraman and wrestled his video camera from him.

Some top government functionaries at the scene regretted the way the lawmaker conducted himself, lamenting that he has brought into utter disrepute the exalted office of an elected lawmaker.

Newsdiaryonline.com learnt it was a continuation of the violence earlier in the day which the Majority leader had been “mercilessly beaten”.Governor Rotimi Amaechi who had gone to the House earlier upon hearing of the confusion there was hurriedly whisked out by securitymen on the heels of a threat to his life.

It was after the speaker had regained control of the house  after the first bout of attacks that the deputy governor came to make today’s presentation on behalf of the governor,a source said.


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