The Deputy Editor of Everyday Article, Ameh Comrade Godwin, Wednesday, narrowly escaped dying by whiskers in the hands of the previous Caretaker chairman of Ogbadibo Regional Federal government Spot of Benue Point out, Samuel Onuh and some hoodlums.
Ameh was attacked and mercilessly overwhelmed by Onuh, who is the chairmanship applicant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming Community Governing administration election in the State and some hoodlums in Location 8, Abuja.
Speaking on his ordeal, the journalist, explained he was lured into the palms of the ‘bloodthirsty’ thugs by Alfred Apochi, previous Councillor symbolizing Ehaje Ward II.
Ameh reported he scarcely escaped with his lifestyle when Apochi lured him into the midst of the stern seeking youthful men who were ordered by Onuh to eliminate him.
He mentioned, “Fred Apochi has been calling me for days now that he desired to satisfy with me that he experienced something pretty vital to talk about with me.
“I have been active, so initiatives to meet up with him two times failed. On Wednesday evening, he known as yet again that he essential to see me urgently that there was a friend of his who stays overseas that needed to see me ahead of he travels.
“I never ever imagined of just about anything for the reason that he (Fred) is my cousin.
“I was not prepared to go but when his calls became much too regular, I begged a friend of mine by the identify Joseph to abide by me.
“Initially, he explained we should really fulfill at Rivers Plate all over Secretariat, but later on improved his head that I should really fulfill him at Eden Backyard, about Jabi.
‘’On my way to Eden Backyard, he known as once more that his mate experienced adjusted his thoughts that we ought to meet at Area 8.
“At this stage, I turned suspicious, but his calls held coming in that I should really try out mainly because the person was travelling out of the country now (Thursday) and required to see me.
“I questioned him quite a few instances who the buddy was, and he was like. ” It’s a surprise.”
“At this place, I needed to go back, but he stored on begging that we also required us to go over on how to beg his elder brother, Barr. Boniface Agada Apochi not to action down as the chairman of our local community growth association, ODA.
” I felt calm simply because Barr. Apochi is a respected particular person from my local community and has completed a whole lot for my village. I under no circumstances knew my personal brother was leading me to Onuh to hurt me.
“I sooner or later hooked up with him about Zenith Financial institution in Area 8 and he drove in advance of us.
“We entered a shut and pulled more than and I alighted. Quickly, Frank Onuh (Samuel Onuh’s) brother came out. They both of those exchanged pleasantries and Samuel also came out searching stern.
“Fred shouted shock shock! At this stage, I turned more baffled.
“The instant Samuel received nearer to me, he snatched my phone from me, slammed it on the floor. I was seeking to take away my wallet from my pocket to maintain inside of my auto when 4 extra people emerged from another angle and snatched the wallet from me.
“He requested them to deal with me and the boys started off beating me. Blood was gushing out from my nose, and he was occupied shouting. Get rid of the fool. Get rid of the fool although punching my head. Frank was also beating me severely.
“Efforts by my good friend, Joseph to quit them were being futile as Samuel pushed him away and requested one of them to shoot me.
” That was when I grew to become frightened and took off. They began shouting thief! thief! And some boys arrived out with weapons to mob me. I was shouting, ‘I’m not a thief’ although functioning for my dear everyday living.
“It was God that saved me because just one of the boys picked up a massive stone to smash my head right before my close friend shouted, “he’s not a thief.”
“I ran to 1 of the close by compounds and begged them to support me simply because Onuh and his thugs ended up nevertheless soon after me. They at first denied me accessibility but I informed them the previous Ogbadibo LG chairman was following me and a single of the safety guys understood I was an Idoma person and requested me to arrive in.
“I drove away from the spot and I went straight to the law enforcement to lodge complaint alongside Barrs. Paul Edeh and Abbas Ochogwu.
“I was taken to the police clinic in which needed checks have been performed simply because I sustained injuries.
“As we communicate, I simply cannot transfer my entire body for the reason that of the magnitude of the beatings I gained.”
Speaking to our correspondent, Barr Abbas Ochogwu, counsel to Ameh Comrade, he noted that “This barbaric act of impunity is condemnable and must never go unpunished irrespective of who is involved. I was stunned when I saw Comrade’s condition when he identified as to advise me. We have currently taken steps to assure that the perpetrators are introduced to justice. He will certainly clarify why he remaining Benue to Abuja to dedicate this heinous crime.”
Attempts to achieve both of those Onuh and Apochi unsuccessful as the duo had been not selecting up their calls or returned text messages sent to their mobile quantity as at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, Day by day Submit has collected that Frank and his brother, Onuh have vowed to offer mercilessly with any individual who dropped any opposite feeling about his chairmanship ambition.