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Rivers: Injured lawmaker to be flown abroad – Minister

Port Harcourt – The Minister of  State for  Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, said in Port Harcourt on Friday that Michael Chinda, the wounded legislator in Rivers, would be flown overseas for medical attention.

Chinda was wounded during a fight on the floor of the state assembly on July 8.

The minister told newsmen when he visited the victim in the hospital that the attack on Chinda was an act of brutality and man’s inhumanity to man.

The injury was inflicted on Chinda, (Obio/Akpor Constituency II in the state legislature) during the fracas.

“The law maker that was brutalised is now being flown overseas because of his critical condition.

“The person, who committed that crime was the same person who had to go to Government House clinic and laid on a bed to say that he was beaten up.

“What is important is for Nigerians to know that we will not be scared or be intimidated; we will do what we think is right within the law.

“We will make sure that Rivers people have the change which they had requested for”, the minister said.

He said that the State Government had lost control of affairs in the state.

“You do not need to go to any prophet or native doctor to know this’’, he added.

Chinda was taken out of the hospital in an ambulance for onward journey abroad. (NAN)


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