By Monday Osayande
Security aides attached to the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Weekend, allegedly beat a bike ride, Ramson Stephen, to coma at a Police checkpoint in Obulu Ekiti Benin/ Asaba Express Road, Aniocha North council of Delta State.
His offence, it was learnt, was daring to overtake the convoy of the SSG at police checkpoint, while going to Asaba, from Agbor, to deliver the bike to the owner.
The Unfolding drama, according to sources, occurred on Saturday when Mr. Stephen, rode passed the entourage of the SSG at the police checkpoint, and as soon as that was done, the security aides onboard the three vehicle-convoy of the SSG with their walkie talkie talked to themselves and gave a signal to chase the man.
The security aides chased the bike operator and gave him the beating of his life leaving him with bruises.
It was gathered that Mr. Ebie, who was heading to Asaba, was in his official vehicle and allegedly watched the ugly incident unconcerned.
It was revealed that the timely intervention of police officers manning the checkpoint, saved the Okadaman from being shot by the overzealous and trigger happy security aides.
When contacted via a text message after call put across to his cellphone was not answered, the SSG denied any knowledge of the incident.
His text message read: “Someone just sent another message to that effect. Unfortunately, I know nothing of that as I didn’t travel in my vehicle today.
“Yes, my car travelled but I wasn’t in the car and so I will need to find out what happened”.
Ebie further explained: “I did personally travel in my car. I wasn’t in my car, I traveled in another vehicle and that vehicle was in the front. So, if it happens, it must have happened behind me because am not aware of that”.
“Because I traveled with my friend and I rode in his car actually, we were in front and other cars were behind us. So, I didn’t see anything like that but if it did, it is quite unfortunate but I will find out what happened”.