Council Boss Allegedly Caught Stealing Injures Whistle-blower

A council boss has reportedly attacked an official who blew the whistle on him over alleged diversion of council funds.

According to PUNCH, Pius Ifeadi, the Chairman of Anambra East Local Government Area, beat up the council administrative head, Chike Obuekwe for raising an alarm over the missing funds.

A source allegedly said: “He (Ifeadi) invited Obuekwe to his office and attacked him physically, using his shoes and other instruments available, leaving him wounded, particularly in his head.”

In his petition to the Local Government Service Commission, Obuekwe said: “In the course of the discharge of my duties, I discovered that illegal collections were going on, particularly around the waterways by some people who were agents of the Transition Committee Chairman and I did my best to expose some illegal collections. I attach proofs of those illegal collections and I mark same Annexure B.”

The victim is currently being treated for injuries he sustained during the attack.

The report further said Ifeadu merely admitted the incident as “a little misunderstanding”, which had been resolved.

Raphael Adenaike

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