House of Reps Deputy Leader In Physical Brawl With Isoko Youth Activist

Leo Ogor Okuweh
By SaharaReporters, New York

Deputy leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor Okuweh, yesterday engaged the president of an Isoko youth group, Isaac Ogaga Egbuwoku, in a physical brawl. An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that “dignity and decorum were thrown to the winds as the two men scuffled and punched each other.”

 

The fight took place at the country home of the Federal lawmaker. SaharaReporters was told that tempers flared shortly after a public hearing on constitutional review held at Opute Hall in Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North local government area of Delta State. Several Isoko people who attended the hearing said they were disappointed with the exercise, with one of them describing it as “a mere political jamboree.”

 

Several sources disclosed that trouble brewed when the youth leader and his followers arrived at the lawmaker’s home and demanded to be paid for services they rendered at the hearing. 

 

The physical brawl between the lawmaker and the youth leader lasted five minutes before calm was restored. Among those who witnessed the fisticuffs were the member representing Isoko North constituency in the state house of Assembly, Tim Owhofere, a special assistant to the Secretary of the State Government, Mike Ogwa, and the pioneer speaker of the state assembly and current chief adviser to the state governor on legislative matters, Emmanuel Okoro. 

 

Two eyewitnesses said that, as soon as the Federal lawmaker and the youth activist attacked each other, some thugs suspected to be working for the lawmaker pounced on Mr. Egbuwoku and roughed him for engaging their boss in a physical combat. 

 

In interviews with a correspondent, the leaders and members of other youth organizations who had also thronged the lawmaker’s country home to be paid for undisclosed services at the public hearing, described the lawmaker’s action as uncivilized and arrogant.

 

Numerous eyewitnesses said that the youth activist came out of the lawmaker’s house with his shirt torn. They also suggested that he left the compound with his followers in anger without receiving the fee that generated the fight.

 

The sources said the lawmaker subsequently came out to talk briefly with other youths waiting in his compound. “He gathered them and gave out some money which the youths shared among themselves,” said a source.

 

In a telephone interview, Mr. Egbuwoku admitted that he was at the lawmaker’s residence to fees he promised to pay the youths who rendered security services at the public hearing of the constitution review. He said the legislator turned around to treat him with disdain.

 

“Yes, [he] and I fought in his house because he lacks manner of approach,” said Mr. Egbuwoku. He added: “The behavior of the lawmaker who had agreed that I mobilize for him twenty youths to the arena of the public hearing was barbaric and shocking. As a member of the lower chambers, he ought to have comported himself in a more mature manner rather than addressing everybody like touts working in the motor park. Instead of releasing the money we both agreed for the youths, he was busy ridiculing me and playing [on] my intelligence because I was in his house.”

 

The youth activist said the lawmaker was lucky that his thugs were cautioned, otherwise something terrible could have happened in the premises.

 

Some of the witnesses accused the lawmaker of arrogant indifference, alleging that he was fond of boasting that he had amassed more than a billion naira to enable him to return to his seat in the National Assembly whether his constituents back him or not. 

 

The lawmaker did not answer calls made to his mobile phone nor did he respond to text messages. However, one of his aides said it was not true that Mr. Okuweh fought with anybody.

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In Unity a Home Stands

It's quite unforttunate that I am just seeing this and is quite late. Isoko People (both North and South) we are one, let us stop fooling ourselves with minor issues. If there is any misunderstanding in the representativeship of Hon. Leo Ogor to anybody, I think that this is not the right way to address it. Let us do more of talking and less of writing, more espectially in this manner. I am a native of the Oil rich Isoko Land. You may reach me on winaman4ever@yahoo.com for further enquiry.

LET THERE BE PEACE

Y ALL OF THIS, AM HEARING? ANY WAY KNOW MATTER WHAT IT IS, DAT MELT HAS RESULTED IT, I WILL ADVICE WE DO THINGS ACCORDINGLY! BOTH D LEADERS AND WE THE ONES BEEN LED SO AS, PEACE AND HARMONY WILL REIGN IN OUR LAND ISOKO AND TO THE NATION AT LARGE

VERY UNFORTUNATE

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE SO CALLED CONSTITUENCY MEETING ON THE REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION IS A SHAM, BUT MORE IS FOR A DEPUTY LEADER AND THE PERSON HE CLAIMS TO REPRESENT TO BE INVOLVED IN A BRAWL.

Leo okuweh is a 419 and sponsor of kidnapping in Isoko

He is an uneducated fool, conman, went broke and returned home from Lagos before joinging PDP, clueless party who will field idiots and blockheads as legislative members in the hallowed chambers.

He has been arming youths, and sponsoring kidnapping in Isoko land. I think the police, EFCC and SSS should look into this man and stop the nonsense.

His days in the National

His days in the National Assembly are numbered. I am preparing for him come 2015. His cup don full.

the round of the fight will soon commence

The fight never end oo.una go hear the nxt bout b4 xmas.

How can people stand to tell

How can people stand to tell lies against people without thinking of the consequencies at least from God. Common logic. Thank God they didnt say it was Leo mobile police that fought him. Liars. Please remember God, commandment, dont bear false withness against your neighbour. Leo never had a brawl. I was there. Egbuwoku, stop been used. the truth is always better. U know it

Dear Agbawe, It is so sad

Dear Agbawe,
It is so sad that u can stand tall to say what u never saw. The person in question has confirmed he never fought with Leo, that he is as shock at the report. Please let us drop this campaign of calumny. We should not be used to pull people down. I was there LIVE.How can LEO be fighting. Where were his mobile policemen attached to him doing when the fight was going on as u deceitfuly claimed u were there. Is leave the compound another word for fight?

Why I fought with reps deputy majority leader

I stumbled on this ver interesting story and decided to share it here. Read and share the youths leader version of the story...Why I fought with reps deputy majority leader-Yout... http://t.co/ErlpWmM2

Why I fought with reps deputy majority leader

Read and share the version of the youth leader who confronted Leo here... Why I fought with reps deputy majority leader-Yout... http://t.co/ErlpWmM2

I WITNESSED IT ALL AND THIS STORY IS FACTUAL....

I am an indigene of Ozoro Opute, Isoko North LGA of Delta state.I was at the constitution review/public hearing and after which I walked down to Hon. LEO OGOR OKUWEH'S house besieged by youths of different factions in Isoko.As someone who believe much on nothing but the truth and who witnessed the show of shame,this story is factual.All those commenting here are stooge to the federal lawmaker recruited to this page to make defence for him.Truth is bitter but must b said at all times.It was after the fight between the lawmaker and one of d factional youth leaders, Ogaga Egbuwoku in LEO's parlour & left dat Hon LEO came 2 distribute money 2 d oda faction of d youths left in his compound. So this story is very very very correct cus I witnessed it all.I dnt have anything against Hon. LEO but lets always say the truth.

WHY ISOKO PPL DEY FOOL THEMSELVES LIKE DIS

i read some comments of some ppl concern taking side on Hon Leo but i was wondering why r will still fools in dis country.dis is d 3rd time of dis man in d house,what has he done to d isoko in general.until isoko ppl wake up n be truthful wit themselves dat they will be matter in delta politics.dis man dat doesnt ve gud impact on his constituency.dis is now right time for isoko south ppl most especially oleh ppl to rise up n fight dis man out of d office.he is not relevant n doesnt matter in isokoland anymore.d time for revolution is now,let wake up to our duty as youths to take n fight for our future.

I was there. Nothing near a

I was there. Nothing near a fight happened.
oooooooh, Ogaga, you are doing this because your uncle Joel Onowakpo who is busy stealing Delta State Board of Internal Revenue service money,who is eying Hon. Leo seat that is using you now. Think of another gimmick. devil. This has failed.

Sahara reporter, mother of all lies

I must say that the above story is the reporter figment of imagination as the reporter at the scene. what happen was that the youth came for some financial support from the honourable as it has become thier normal routine whenever the honourable is in town. the honourable pleaded with them to give him something to sought out some issue with his guest before attending to them but out of patient the youth started shouting and diturbing the peace of the neighbourhood that they could wait and the honourable came out to address. he personally approach Egbuwoku in a bid to calm down the youths, he egbuwoku being thier leader but egbuwoke was still shoutng at the top of his voice prompting security personnel attempting to push him away which he, egbuwoku vehemently resisted. due to the push inbrioglo that follow egbuwoku shirt got turn. Leo was never and can never have a brawl with a miscreant. the report is false in his entirely and should be discarded. the is bias and mother of all lies.

ARROGANT

WHAT AN ARROGANT FOOL, THIS GUY IS IN THE HOUSE OF REP, HOW DO WIN AN ELECTION WITH OUT YOUR CONSTITUENCY? YOU PAYOFF WHO YOU NEED TO OFF COURSE AND IF HE REFUSES TO ANOINT YOU DO WHAT? PUNCH THE LIVING DAY LIGHT OUT OF THE PERSON.

Do you see the way Boko haram

Do you see the way Boko haram was formed GATHER SOME 20 YOUTHS

Thugs

My Goodness! we are being ruled by thugs! we allowed this as a people, GOD give wisdom to rid ourselves of these animals!

Re: House of Reps In Physical Brawl With Youth Leader

This is a far fetched story. I was there at the constitiutional review and in Leo's house too. That thug and his goons were never invited to secure the venue as there were more than enough security personnel (police and army) at the venue to ensure the safety of everyone. The truth is those thugs always extort monies not only from Hon Leo but from almost every important dignitary that came that day. His attempt to forcefully enter the house and make demands on hon Leo was resisted by security personnel at Hon Leo's house. As a responsible leader, Leo had to intervene when he had the scuffle to save the day. we should commend Leo for this rather than publishing hogwash

This story is false

This story is not true and can't be true. The Honorable Leo Ogor I know can't fight anybody especially his constituent. Why will the Honourable request for the services of the boys when he has a lot of Mobile police men at his disposal? In any case He Hon Leo has his own boys to think of hiring boys from any one is totally absurd and ridiculous.
However, I blame the Honorable for not answering the reporters call to get his own side of the story if actually such calls were made.

Hon Leo Ogor cannot fight anybody

This story is not true and can't be true. The Honorable Leo Ogor I know can't fight anybody especially his constituent. Why will the Honourable request for the services of the boys when he has a lot of Mobile police men at his disposal? In any case He Hon Leo has his own boys to think of hiring boys from any one is totally absurd and ridiculous.
However, I blame the Honorable for not answering the reporters call to get his own side of the story if actually such calls were made.

Fighting

House of thieves and Agberos.

The fight is very unfortunate and the house member behave like one of those boys. Ogaga Egbuwoku, do you have a private security company? Why will you allow yourself to be used. You are not a police officer that will provide security during a function. Until we stop using our youths for all this kind of useless and stupid jobs, we will not be respected by these polithievecians.

9ja we hail thee

Lets go there.

Leo Ogoh, the fighting Lawmaker

Someone needs to remind (dis)honourable Leo that while he is busy acting the role of a political pugilist, vast areas of his constituency have been swallowed up by floods. Isoko lands, people and properties are being swept away and our dear representative would rather engage in petty politics. Shame!!!

BABARIC IN DEED

Just look @ d kind of people dat represent us. His kind of person does not utter a word in d national assembly,you won't even hear his name but when he comes 2 d village,he will want to intimidate everybody wit stolen wealth. GOD have mercy on Nigeria.

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