Tribunal: Man Attacked For Celebrating Buhari’s Victory, Minister Reacts |
Minister of Niger Delta (State), Mr Festus Keyamo, has promised to foot the medical bills of an APC supporter who was attacked in his (Keyamo)’s hometown, Newz NG reports.
Newz NG had reported that the victim, Elvis Omoiri, was attacked in Effurun area of Delta State, while celebrating the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Election Tribunal.
It was learnt that Omoiri was stabbed repeatedly following argument that ensued between him and his neighbour, Best Uduophori, over the ruling of the Tribunal which affirmed the election of President Buhari on Wednesday.
The argument between the duo was said to have degenerated into violence when one Mr Uduophori, believed to be member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reportedly broke bottles to attack his victim.
Newz NG gathered that the victim is currently battling for his life at a hospital in the city over the injuries he sustained on his neck, head and other parts of his body.
Reacting to the development in a tweet sighted by Newz NG on Saturday, Mr Keyamo said he had taken up the case, while also assuring the victim of justice.
“I have already taken up this matter. I sent one of my SA’s to the hospital & asked them to send me all the medical bills. I also spoke with the victim & assured him of justice. I then contacted the DCO of Ekpan Police Station to ensure the culprit is arrested and brought to book”, he wrote.