Heavily armed policemen and political thugs numbering over 50 on Tuesday, invaded Golden Tulip Hotel, GRA, where 16 lawmakers-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly were lodged.
Politics Nigeria gathered that Hon. Seid Oshiomhole, younger brother of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was beaten black and blue and abducted alongside Victor Edoror, a former Deputy Speaker of the Edo Assembly.
The attack comes barely 24 after the inauguration of the 7th Edo Assembly.
It was gathered that 9 out of 24 members-elect had on Monday at about 10:22 pm ‘elected’ a new Speaker, Frank Okiye and Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye, under circumstances many have described as “undemocratic.”
The inauguration was held under tight security allegedly on the instructions of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is currently battling to dismantle the structure of his predecessor, Oshiomhole ahead of Edo 2020 Guber polls.
The 16 lawmakers-elect, who are Oshiomhole’s loyalists, were reportedly attacked by a team of thugs led by a notorious hoodlum with the name ‘Shaba’ and Muktari. The thugs accompanied by the police and Governor Obaseki’s chief security detail were allegedly co-ordinated by the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.
According to eyewitness reports, the thugs in their hundreds, swarmed the hotel, went door-to-door breaking in and demanding the whereabouts of the members-elect who just released a statement denouncing the swearing-in ceremony conducted the previous night.
As at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of Victor Edoror is unknown, with speculations rife that he may have been abducted.
Seid Oshiomhole, an elected legislator, was reportedly beaten and stripped Unclad.