Some hoodlums loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have allegedly brutalised and wounded a musician, Ukworu Ogonna Kelvin, for refusing to sing a campaign song for their party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.SaharaReporters learnt Kelvin was assaulted at the lodge of the Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Southeast Nigeria
9NewsNigeria learnt Kelvin was assaulted at the lodge of the Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Southeast Nigeria.
9NewsNigeria gathered that Kelvin was on assignment to perform at a funeral in the community when he was approached by APC loyalists led by Mr Marchavilia Uzo of Enuakwa.
Kelvin was severely beaten and wounded when he insisted that he would not grant Marchavilia’s request to sing at an event to campaign for APC presidential candidate.A source privy to the matter told SaharaReporters that Kelvin has probably not lost one of his eyes to the assault.
attempted murder on Ibinabo without any prior report of any feud between the victim and his assailants to law enforcement agencies by the perpetrators before embarking on this barbaric onslaught.
“It is indisputable that the actions of the Coordinator and his cohorts are very provocative and capable of causing unrest in an already tense political space, which would not be in the best interest of the Youths of Ikwo and Ohaozara LGAs and the entire state.
“We, therefore, call on the relevant security agencies with particular reference to the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, to expeditiously investigate this matter to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice so that it will serve as a deterrent to others unscrupulous elements out there.
“We wish to state unequivocally and without mincing words that Ikwo youths are hospitable and friendly to visitors, strangers and have not in any way been hostile to their brothers from other council areas or states that come their way both within and outside Ikwo and wonder why our youths have always been casualties in other localities at different occasions.
“We hereby warn that we can never accept or tolerate such unprovoked or unwarranted attack on any of our members anywhere; no one has a monopoly of violence.
“We, however, appeal to our members at home and in the diaspora to stay calm, remain law-abiding and go about their lawful duties and avoid any form of reprisal as the police investigate the matter.”