Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of “chairman”

A youth leader in the Obazagban community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, has been accused of assaulting a physically challenged man, Ogbeni Kingsley. 

According to human rights activist and member of Edo Civil  Society Organisations, Osazee Edigin, the youth leader identified as Joshua Edo allegedly attacked the victim, who happens to be an old friend, for calling him by his name instead of  “chairman or people’s chair” 

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 24, along Benoni Junction off Airport Road, Benin City.  

Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
The accused community youth leader 

Recounting his ordeal on Tuesday morning, April 27, the victim demanded justice, adding that the police is yet to act since he reported the assault. 

“Somebody beat me black and blue because he saw me as a nobody. I was driving last Saturday (April 24) when I saw an old friend of mine at Obazagban community. He said I called him by his name and started beating me up. He said why would I call him Joshua instead of chairman or people’s chair. He beat me for more than 20 minutes. He was blowing me from the car, dragged me out of the car and blow my face. I have never seen this kind of theing in my life.” he narrated.

Meanwhile, the assault case is currently being heard at Evboriaria Magistrate court.

Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Police charge sheet 
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"
Edo community youth leader allegedly assaults physically challenged man for addressing him by his name instead of "chairman"

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