In Edo Woman reportedly sues government for N100m over loss of pregnancy

The housewife identified as Mrs. Oghosa Ejemai, who according to reports, lost her seven-week-old pregnancy during an attack by officials of the Edo state government, has threatened to sue the State Government for the sum of N100 million for assault, on Wednesday, March 20, 2016.

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News reports have revealed that a woman is reportedly suing the Edo State Government for the sum of N100m, following the loss of her seven-week-old pregnancy during an alleged attack by government officials.

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The housewife identified as Mrs. Oghosa Ejemai, who according to reports, lost her seven-week-old pregnancy during an attack by officials of the Edo state government, has threatened to sue the State Government for the sum of N100 million for assault, on Wednesday, March 20, 2016.

Speaking on her loss with journalists provided for by the Publicity Secretary of the Edo State chapter of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare, at the PDP state secretariat in Edo State, Mrs Ejemai, also reportedly claims to have sustained injuries, as well as losing her goods during the alleged attack.

Mrs Ejemai reportedly singled out the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Isimeme Iriogbe, as the supervisor of her alleged beating and assault, as well as other members of his staff.

The woman revealed that she had been in her shop at 14, Mission Road, Benin City, at about 5:00p.m. on February 2, 2016, when the Mr Iriogbe and some other people stormed her shop and began packing her wares.

Mrs Ejemai added that, in a bid to stop them from taking her goods, she had allegedly been slapped and hit.

Speaking with the journalists present, Mrs Ejemai explained:

“They tried to push me into a vehicle, hit my head and fired shots into the air. People came to my aid that day. I was taken to the Benin Central Hospital after which I reported the case at Oba Market Police Station.

“The third day, I started bleeding. So I went to the hospital. At the hospital, the doctor confirmed that I had lost my seven-week-old pregnancy.

“When they called me to come and pick my goods, I only saw about five per cent of the goods taken from my shop. They told me to take whatever was available as they don’t usually release seized goods”.

While speaking on Mrs Ejemai's situation, Edo PDP’s spokesman, Nehikhare, revealed that the members of the PDP could not fold their arms and watch Governor Oshiomhole as well as his agents, unleashing terror on the people of the state.

He added that the governor had a habit of dehumanizing citizens and residents of the state, of which, Mrs Ejemai has now been a victim.

PM News reports that Mr. Iriogbe immediately responded to Mrs. Ejemai's claims, justifying their actions with the revelation that she had reportedly been trading along the walkway, adding that she had attacked the officials who had come to clear the area of traders and their wares.

Mr Iriogbe said:

“She was trading along the walkway and she accosted the officials that were clearing the walkway. She almost tore the dress of one of the women who was removing the wares. By going to the PDP for her press conference, it means her blocking the walkway was political.

“I expect her to be at the court and we shall meet there because the court is for everybody. I acted decently and I did not beat her”.

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It is unclear if a case has formally been filed with any court against the Edo State Government.

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