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Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Kosiso12(f): 7:09am On Sep 07
Blueprint Reporter Beaten Mercilessly In APC Chieftain Home As Group Petitions IGP (Photos)

The Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE), Ebonyi State Chapter has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu over a recent assault meted out on the Abuja correspondent of Blueprint Newspapers, Mr Paul Okah by suspected cultists.

IGBERE TV gathered that the journalist was attacked on the 23rd day of August, 2020 in the Afikpo home of an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Pharmacist Anthony Ekoh Junior, during his visit in preparation for the burial of his late father and to celebrate the Afikpo New Yam festival.

The Chairman of HURIDE in Ebonyi State, Comrade Sam Oko Nweke (S.A.M) made this known Sunday while presenting a copy of the petition to newsmen in Abakaliki.

He decried the incessant attack and persecution of journalists in Ebonyi State, noting that this new attack is coming barely one month after a similar attack on the Ebonyi State correspondent of The Punch Newspaper, Mr Edward Nnachi.

“In the course of investigation following the complaint, HURIDE phoned the accused, Barr Mudi Erhenede, who admitted that he was actually in Tony Ekoh’s compound on the said date of attack, but totally denied knowledge of the attack on the journalist by his alleged boys,” Oko Nweke explained.

The HURIDE Chairman also narrated that the group had contacted Pharm. Tony Ekoh, in whose compound the act was perpetrated, who acknowledged the presence of both Paul Okah and Barr Mudi Erhenede and his followers in his compound on the fateful date, but said nobody notified him when Paul Okah was being attacked.

Oko Nweke, however, told journalists that eyewitnesses confirmed that one Emmanuel Ibiam Umeh (a.k.a Bakassi) first slapped Paul Okah before other boys joined him in manhandling the Blueprint journalist until he was rescued through the effort of a journalist with Unity FM Abakaliki, Mr Unya Effor, who provided his car for Paul Okah to escape to safety.

Oko Nweke finally assured Ebonyians, especially journalists, of HURIDE’S avowed preparedness to tackle injustice head-on and to advance peace in the state.

It could be recalled that Paul Okah has often been threatened by many Afikpo youths pledging loyalty to some politicians they claim the journalist criticises in the course of performing his constitutional duties.

The latest threat being that of Ibiam Junior (aka Terror), who threatened the life of the journalist in a comment on his post on Friday, September, 2020.

Source : https://igberetvnews.com/1363764/blueprint-reporter-beaten-mercilessly-apc-chieftain-home-group-petitions-igp-photos/

Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by saheedbadmus(m): 7:14am On Sep 07
Omg

Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Ahmed0336(m): 7:16am On Sep 07
grin

journalists don sufaaaa for dis we corn-tree.

please where are the pictures or video evidence to prove he was beaten?

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by MejiLoyon: 7:26am On Sep 07
It's a journalist beating season

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Macsjebs(m): 12:28pm On Sep 07
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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Dozie32: 12:28pm On Sep 07
Under buharis Government .

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by AFULA(m): 12:29pm On Sep 07
lol
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by udemzyudex(m): 12:29pm On Sep 07
I'm expecting them to boycott anything that has to do with APC and the man.

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by twilliamx(m): 12:29pm On Sep 07
Picture of the merciless beating or I don't ......

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Thankgod2020: 12:30pm On Sep 07
This is really bad

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by EkOlatunde: 12:30pm On Sep 07
Heartless government all they do is abuse our rights and leave us to die.
Depression is slowly killing me I curse the day Buhari became president.
No job
No money
Sister is slowly dying in the hospital
God will judge you buhari cry

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Decolonel(m): 12:30pm On Sep 07
Too bad. If they can beat journalists, these pple can kill. Journalists lives matter
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by ForeThinker: 12:30pm On Sep 07
Unlucky
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by ukaegbuikedia: 12:32pm On Sep 07
Its quite unfortunate that we no longer practice democracy in this present administration.
Nigeria is doomed.
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by MelesZanawi: 12:32pm On Sep 07
All these Wawa people sef. Always behaving like animals.

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by DWJOBScom(m): 12:32pm On Sep 07
When you empower thugs what do you expect
That's the main aim of politicians

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by blinking001(m): 12:33pm On Sep 07
Anarchy loading.....
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by Passionate888: 12:33pm On Sep 07
Next level sh1t
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by 175(m): 12:34pm On Sep 07
Which Bible verse/preaching our Righteousness baba fit use on this beating now.....?. cheesy wink wink wink smiley wink smiley

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Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by sammysmiles(m): 12:35pm On Sep 07
Lol
Re: Paul Okah Beaten At The Home Of Anthony Ekoh As Group Petitions IGP (Pix) by SoftBillionaire: 12:35pm On Sep 07
Kosiso12:
Blueprint Reporter Beaten Mercilessly In APC Chieftain Home As Group Petitions IGP (Photos)

The Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE), Ebonyi State Chapter has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu over a recent assault meted out on the Abuja correspondent of Blueprint Newspapers, Mr Paul Okah by suspected cultists.

IGBERE TV gathered that the journalist was attacked on the 23rd day of August, 2020 in the Afikpo home of an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Pharmacist Anthony Ekoh Junior, during his visit in preparation for the burial of his late father and to celebrate the Afikpo New Yam festival.

The Chairman of HURIDE in Ebonyi State, Comrade Sam Oko Nweke (S.A.M) made this known Sunday while presenting a copy of the petition to newsmen in Abakaliki.

He decried the incessant attack and persecution of journalists in Ebonyi State, noting that this new attack is coming barely one month after a similar attack on the Ebonyi State correspondent of The Punch Newspaper, Mr Edward Nnachi.

“In the course of investigation following the complaint, HURIDE phoned the accused, Barr Mudi Erhenede, who admitted that he was actually in Tony Ekoh’s compound on the said date of attack, but totally denied knowledge of the attack on the journalist by his alleged boys,” Oko Nweke explained.

The HURIDE Chairman also narrated that the group had contacted Pharm. Tony Ekoh, in whose compound the act was perpetrated, who acknowledged the presence of both Paul Okah and Barr Mudi Erhenede and his followers in his compound on the fateful date, but said nobody notified him when Paul Okah was being attacked.

Oko Nweke, however, told journalists that eyewitnesses confirmed that one Emmanuel Ibiam Umeh (a.k.a Bakassi) first slapped Paul Okah before other boys joined him in manhandling the Blueprint journalist until he was rescued through the effort of a journalist with Unity FM Abakaliki, Mr Unya Effor, who provided his car for Paul Okah to escape to safety.

Oko Nweke finally assured Ebonyians, especially journalists, of HURIDE’S avowed preparedness to tackle injustice head-on and to advance peace in the state.

It could be recalled that Paul Okah has often been threatened by many Afikpo youths pledging loyalty to some politicians they claim the journalist criticises in the course of performing his constitutional duties.

The latest threat being that of Ibiam Junior (aka Terror), who threatened the life of the journalist in a comment on his post on Friday, September, 2020.

Source : https://igberetvnews.com/1363764/blueprint-reporter-beaten-mercilessly-apc-chieftain-home-group-petitions-igp-photos/

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