By Dauda Salami- Makurdi
The chairman of Ushongo local government Area of Benue State, Mr. Joseph Igbadue Asawa in makurdi yesterday beat up a mentally unstable man to stupor for asking him for financial help.
The council Boss who came to Makurdi for a joint account meeting at the Bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs engaged in a thorough quarrel with a popular Mad-man known as OR-MBAKOR which resulted to a massive beating.
Or-Mbakor in his usual way hanged around the premises of Bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs to beg privilege people to give him some stipends to enable him feed himself on a daily basis unfortunately met the local council Chairman who is known for his miserliness and put his request before him and the chairman refuse granting his request instead give him a thorough beating of his life.
It took the intervention of the people to safe him from the hands of erratic Council chairman.
When asked, Or-Mbakor said he only requested money from him but he refused and started insulting him and in return give him the insults back and that earned him the kind of beating.
The Chairman was tongue lashed by the sympathisers who intervened in the unfortunate incidence to safe the Madman from the blood tasty Council Boss.
A man who simply introduced himself as Mike Akor to the NewsMaker who was at the scene said it was despicable act for a person in the high authority to descend so low to public fighting not even with a normal person but a person with a mental challenge .
” It shows the level of weakness that you are not capable to lead a group of people. It’s indeed an abuse of public office and an insult to the good people of Ushongo local government,we therefore condemn it totally. He stated.
Mr.Aondohembafan Tor Vembe of Youth Ambassadors, a non Governmental Organisation based in Makurdi who was also an eye witness condemned the act and called on Governor Samuel Ortom to sanctioned the council Chairman describing his action as very barbaric and uncalled for, adding that the Governor has sacked the Executive Secretary of Benue State Teaching Service Board for slapping a staff recently .
He appealed to the Governor to give similar treatment to the chairman for his dishonourable behaviours.
He warned that if nothing is done this attitude of some serving public officers in the state towards people portend danger and may lead to anarchy .