- A mob reportedly attack the Delta state's commissioner for lands, survey and urban development
- He was allegedly beating up by youths over allegation of land grabbing
Delta state's commissioner for lands, survey and urban development, Chika Ossai, was reportedly attacked by a group of angry youths in Umusadege, Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area over an allegation of land grabbing.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the commissioner had gone to the community with some officials of his ministry and was parceling out plots of land to his friends and cronies when some youths in the area got wind of the development and immediately mobilized to the scene to confront him.
The commissioner was eventually rescued from the angry youth by officials of his ministry who accompanied him and other people in the area.
A youth leader said: "Chika was lucky if not the intervention of some persons he would have landed in the hospital. Ask people about Chika, they will tell who he is, he is a chronic land grabbing commissioner. Because he wants to run for the position of state house of Assembly, he has decided to be using peoples lands for political patronage. Chika is too corrupt and he want to represent us in the State House of Assembly come 2019.
"Go to Asaba, you will be told the history of his land grabbing exploit. Chika is on rampage, using government mercenaries in grabbing lands from innocent individuals. He came to do same in Umusadege community and got what he never bargained for. Chika is a big disappointment to Ndokwa nation. All he cares about is to use his office to corruptly amass wealth. Who was him before his appointment.? But come to his home town you will be surprised of how he has amassed wealth."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Joshua Lidani, the senator representing Gombe South, was held hostage by protesting members of his constituency.
A live Facebook update by an activist Ibrahim Wala on Monday, April 2 confirmed that the incident occurred when Senator Lidani paid an unscheduled visit to Talasse town, the headquarters of Balanga Local Government Area to meet with political associates.
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