The Oasis Reporters
February 9, 2019
When one of the aides of Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa assaulted a lady because he felt confident of his Impunity, little did Friday Eluro realize that there was electronic surveillance and cameras had picked up the scene.
The video portraying the assault on the lady was shown to the governor who is running a reelection campaign in the oil rich Niger Delta State. Angered, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa dismissed the violent aide.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, frowned at the unwarranted assault on a woman, especially by an appointee of government who ought to ensure that rule of law is observed in all situations.
“Governor Okowa having watched the video of the assault on the woman has directed that the appointment of Mr Friday Eluro as Security Aide be terminated forthwith to serve as deterrent to others.
“In the last three and half years, our administration has worked so hard to entrench the enduring peace in our state and we will not sit back and fold our hands to watch appointees of government or any other person no matter how highly placed in the society to take laws into their hands,” the statement said.
It quoted Governor Okowa as warning appointees of government to be of good behaviour and always remember that they are ambassadors of government and are supposed to be role models in the society.
Beyond sacking of the aide, the Governor has also directed full investigation into the incident with a view to serving the interest of justice.