*Man, 32, beaten silly for attempting to steal female students’ urine
By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
Police officers attached to Abraka Police Division, have arrested two members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Igbuzor Elliot and Innocent Eboyiteye for allegedly assaulting a High Court Judge in Abraka.
The duo, who reportedly operated an illegal park beside Delta Line Transport, were said to have accosted the Judge (name withheld) after he parked his Sports Utility Van, SUV, with a Delta State Judge number plate and verbally assaulted him.
It was gathered that, when they accosted the Judge and asked him why he had parked close to their park even though the car was not causing an obstruction, the Judge simply told them he is a Judge, but one of them was alleged to have said “Judge my yansh”.
It was also gathered that, the Judge then asked if it was a registered park but they reportedly became angry and allegedly pushed the Judge who almost fell to the ground, before he reported the assault to the police.
A police source, who confirmed that the two transport workers were in their custody, expressed shock that they went to the extent of assaulting a sitting High Court Judge even though they saw the number plate indicated he is Judge.
He said, inter-alia: “the men are in our custody and will be charged to court. They are the architect of their own misfortune. Although, many persons came to beg the Judge to slow mercy, he insisted that the law must take its course”.
Meanwhile, a 32 year-old man, (name withheld), was on Thursday, last week beaten to a pulp after he was allegedly caught stealing the urine of a Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, female student.
The female student, (name withheld), was said to have visited her friends hostel in NUT area of Abraka when she became pressed and decided to urinate outside toilet.
It was gathered that, after she urinated, and was working away she suddenly noticed that Elvis bent down at the spot she urinated, so she came closer unknown to him and was evacuating the sane of the urine into a polytene bag when she raised the alarm.
On hearing her raise the alarm, passers-by and those residing in the neighbourhood came out before he could escape and seized him by the trousers, beat him to a pulp admist wailing from the angry mob who insisted he was a “Yahoo Plus Plus boy” with the intention of using the urine for ritual.
Although, he tried to explain himself despite the beating, his explanation fell on deaf ears. While some said he should be set ablaze others opined that he should be handed over to the police for further prosecution.
When our reporter visited the police station to confirm the incident, a police source told our reporter that the case was never reported at the station.