Hope Uzodinma’s brother brutalizes Imo journalist




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…victim hospitalized, critical condition

The publisher of Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper, Comrade Precious Nwadike, yesterday escaped death by a whisker the hands of Gov Uzodinma’ younger brother, Uche Uzodinma, and tribe of thugs. Nwadike, who pummeled and left half-dead, resuscitated and taken to hospital through the help of passersby who picked him as he lay beside car.

Recall that Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper has been unbiased its assessment of the Uzodinma administration, which most Imo residents describe as a total failure.

When he could mutter some explanations while bedridden, Nwadike said, “I had visited National Identity management office, which is located along Port-Harcourt Road, by Eberelinks fuel station to enroll for National Identity Number. Upon arrival to the office, I given a form and referred to OCDA office( still at Port-Harcourt Road) for data capturing. Knowing that it already getting late, I pleaded the lady to accompany me to OCDA so she could make case for me and she obliged me.

“The lady and one other woman who came for the enrollment got into the vehicle and we drove to OCDA. getting to OCDA office, a hit our car bonnet and asked to reverse. At first, I thought it one of those thugs around OCDA office. It when the other person who flanked by two policemen instructed to reverse the vehicle, introducing himself as the contractor of the Port-Harcourt Road project, that I realized that they were renovating the road and I obeyed even when I didn’t know their reason for ordering back. It was later discovered that the said contractor is actually Senator Hope Uzodinma’ brother, Mr Uche Uzodinma. While I tried to park, the same began to deride me, describing our vehicle as rickety, threatening to mercilessly if we wait any .”

He continued, “We eventually parked across OCDA and attempted to cross over the other lane, when the same who threatened to held me back and started beating me. Thereafter, he ordered some thugs who were him to me. He stood by to watch thugs beat me to stupor. I lost consciousness when one of them hit me the back of my neck.

“It took the intervention of two aides of Engr. Ikpamezie, the MD of OCDA, to prevent them from killing me. The OCDA boss upon sighting me shouted my name. Mr Uche Uzodinma entered his black Hilux Toyota Hilux and zoomed off with his convoy loaded with stern-looking men. I could not move any . I fell down,” he narrated.

Nwadike has this morning been flown to Lagos for proper medical attention.

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