Video Suggests David Umahi Orders Soldiers To Flog Civil Servants Over Lateness To Work In Ebonyi
A video currently trending on social media platforms has indicated that the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi allegedly ordered Nigeria soldiers to flog some civil servants for coming late to work in Ebonyi State.
The video shows Governor David Umahi watched and supervised soldiers flogging civilians.
Former Chairman of Nigerian Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu tweeted that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state ordered the soldiers to flog workers who arrived late at a site where he came for inspection.
Child Odinkalu shared the video to back up his tweet.
Another report alleged that Governor David Umahi visited the Ebonyi airport site in Onueke by 7:30 am on Tuesday. “He ordered that the gate be closed against workers arriving the site after him.
“He ordered his military men to flog each of them 7, 12 and 18 strokes of cane.
“All the workers and civil servants rolled on the muddy floor and were flogged like common criminals. The elders amongst them cried aloud to no mercy.
“Is it wrong having a worker coming to a construction site by 8 and 8:30 a.m from Abakaliki to Ezza South/North LGA where the site is located?
“If a governor could treat his elders including a Permanent Secretary that way, what about his wife in the house? What about those working for him in the house? This is the explanation of the video I shared earlier”, the report reads.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that Ebonyi State is one of the states in the Southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria where Unknown Gunmen have continued to kill soldiers and other security operatives on the ground of human rights abuses and quest for the declaration of Biafra Republic.