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Thugs Invade Edo Council Secretariat

April 16, 2016

All forms of activities were yesterday disrupted at the secretariat of the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State when thugs invaded the premises over a court judgment, which reinstated Mr. Osaro Obazee as the council boss.


Obazee was sacked last year over alleged inability to pay salaries without proper explanation, illegal employment, diversion funds, lack of due process in the award of contracts and violation of due processes among other reasons.

Justice Esohe Ikpomwen ruled that the sacking of Obazee was unlawful and did not follow due process.

Obazee also declared that all actions at the council taken during the period of the court processes were illegal, null and void.

The thugs, numbering over 200 sat around the secretariat, waiting for Obazee to arrive office.

The suspected hoodlums were allegedly hired by Mrs Sweet Ikponwmosa to prevent Osaro Obazee from going back to office.

However, Ikponwmosa, who denied hiring the thugs, said they were concerned Edo people who were out to prevent the destruction of government properties.

She stated that she would only leave office 21 days after receiving notification from the court.

Obazee, however, said he would officially resume office after getting a certified copy of the court judgment.