Mrs. Blessing Egbara
The Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare in Cross River State, Mrs Blessing Egbara was reporteldy crushed and manhandled by thugs allegedly led by a councillor, Omang Theresa Fobe, representing Ekpashi ward of Boki 2 constituency of the state over sharing of palliatives to native communities.
In response to DailyTrust, the incident occurred when the commissioner went to distribute the palliatives to the locals late Sunday night.
Nevertheless, the councillor denied the beating, saying it was only a mere disagreement.
The assault was attributed to the difficulty of coordination within the sharing of the palliative knowledgeable by dangerous emotions that native ward and councillors weren’t considered within the train.
Sources disclosed that disagreement ensued when the councillor, Omang Theresa Fobe, reportedly requested that the luggage of palliatives ought to be dropped at her compound in order that she may personally perform the distribution train to the neighborhood.
Nevertheless, the commissioner instructed that the luggage of meals objects couldn’t be handed to any councillor to share individually however fairly she would perform the distribution alongside along with her group.
A witness mentioned when the disagreement grew to become heated, the Commissioner ordered her group to go again to base, and proceed the train the following day, when the beneficiaries could be out there.
The witness mentioned, “The councillor, Omang Theresa, bought actually livid with the thought of not dealing with the train herself, as she ordered thugs to dam the street at about 9:40 pm to cease the Commissioner from leaving the neighborhood.
“It bought heated because the thugs began beating the group members and took out their domestically made rifles and threatened to shoot the group in the event that they didn’t adjust to Omang Theresa’s directives.”
Reacting, Omang denied that they manhandled the commissioner, including that she and different stakeholders merely appealed to the commissioner to permit them to deal with the distribution because it was very late.
“It isn’t true that we beat up the commissioner. We informed her that it was late for her to distribute the palliatives within the night time; that we are able to try this the next day. However she disagreed,” she mentioned.