Ebonyi - The Deputy Speaker of the Ebonyi House of Assembly, Blaise Orji was allegedly assaulted by political thugs that invaded the assembly complex on Monday, Vanguard reports.
The hoodlums were said to have beaten up and denied the deputy speaker and some other key members of the House including House leader, Sam Nwali, Chief Whip, Kingsley Ikoro and nine others, belonging to a faction of the House from gaining access into the assembly complex.
State Commissioner of Police, Maigari Dikko, who arrived the scene with reinforcement of policemen, ordered the arrest the hoodlums, and whisked them away in hilux vans to the state police command.
The Speaker, Nwazunku, Frank, denied that the affected lawmakers were not invited for the sitting and that they were denied access to the assembly.
- News 24