Peaceful protest turns bloody in Benin

Tension has started to brew in Edo state as thugs loyal to Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo state, invaded the peaceful protests of members of Edo State civil societies and beat up the protesters who were out to massively demonstrate against the vexatious pension bill by the Edo State House of Assembly, allegedly orchestrated by the former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Information reaching LeadersNG reveal that the deputy governor of Edo State, who has allegedly assumed defacto executive governor’s role, clandestinely mobilized members of the underground to cause chaos during the otherwise peaceful protest.

 

“Philip charged our leaders up with good money to disrupt anyone who plans to embarrass this government”, one member of the protesters said.

 

We got reports that the Deputy Governor in a secrete meeting held with top cult members in Benin, charged his boys to cause chaos in today’s protest.
You would recall that members of Civil Society groups had mobilised Edo people across the state for a massive protest in front of the House of Assembly to express their anger and displeasure over what they termed as insensitivity on the part of our legislature to legislate and pass a bill for the enactment of a law making it possible for former Governors to be entitled to houses worth N200million and money worth N300million as their renumeration at a time when life was most difficult for most members of the Edo community.
Many of the protesters were beaten up and some have their heads broken with dangerous weapons by the government-backed thugs while the police looked on helpless like a man who at gun point looks helpless as robbers violates his wife.
The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, is expected to react to this development. As at the time of filing in this report he was yet to make a comment.

Meanwhile the prrotesters have dispersed into smaller angry groups and no one knows what may happen next.


 

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