Over 200 hoodlums have attacked the kinsmen of a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, Barr. Friday Nwosu.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the hoodlums, who came in seven buses, stormed the former aspirant’s country home in Mgboko Umuoria, Obingwa LGA of Abia State, and attempted to force themselves into his compound but were resisted by policemen guarding the premises, who fired shots into the air.
It was gathered that when the hoodlums retreated from the gate of the residence, they started destroying Nwosu’s campaign billboards along the road, beating up residents of the community and shouting “where is F.N Nwosu, where is F.N Nwosu? There cannot be two governors in Abia state. We are going to deal with him.”
The incident attracted the youths of the community who engaged the thugs, leaving behind over 10 persons who sustained injuries.
It would be recalled that Nwosu filed suit against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at the tribunal claiming that the tax documents the latter submitted to the PDP and INEC were forged.
Reacting to the incident, Nwosu alleged that the thugs who invaded his country home were led by highly-placed official of Obingwa Local Government.
He said that he had been receiving threats from unknown persons to kill him and his family members and burn his house, if he failed to withdraw the tax suit he filed against Ikpeazu.
“I have reported the matter to the police; I’m leaving them to find out who is behind the threats to kill me and burn my house, as well as the action of the thugs who beat up residents of my community and destroyed my billboards. I m not a violent man; I have always conducted myself very responsibly. I see no reason why people should seek to kill me, my family and burn down my house,” Nwosu said.