Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
Security men attached to the convey of the chairman, South East Governors Forum and governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, on Friday night brutalized a motorist at Akabo on the Owerri- Okigwe expressway in Imo state.
The incident happened around 7:30pm at a spot popularly know as Ori-Akabo.
Our correspondent who witnessed the development, saw army and police personnel attached to the governor’s convey flopping the motorist whose car had spoiled, owing to the excruciating gridlock on the Road.
Umahi, was on his way from Ebonyi state to see his Imo state counterpart, Hope Uzodinma.
Though, the governor did not come down from his car, but our correspondent saw the official seal of the plate number of his vehicle crested” Ebonyi state governor.”
One of the security men who was whipping and kicking the motorist was overhead by our correspondent saying” how dare you block the convey of the governor. A bloody civilan like you. We can kill here and nothing will happen.”
The motorist had told the overzealous security aides that his car had spoilt because of the excruciating gridlock on the Road.
One of the security aides had dragged him out of the car and attempt to switch on the engine but to no avail.
Embittered by the development, the security aides, descended on the motorist and pushed the vehicle to a nearby fuel station.
The motorist who was rueing with pains was abandoned on the ground while the security aides made way for the governor’s entourage to drive past.
Other motorists came down thereafter and attended to the brutalised motorist.
Our correspondent later gathered that the brutalised motorist was later taken to a hospital.
When contacted, the Special Adviser to the governor on media, Francis Nwaze, said that he was not aware of the incident.