A staff of the Works department of Esan North-East local government of Edo State has reportedly slumped and died during a protest over non-payment of their salary.
It was gathered that Ayewoh, an employee of the Works department of the local government, had joined hundreds of his impoverished colleagues from the 18 local governments in the state in the mass protest that took place in Benin, the state capital, when he slumped and was confirmed dead in the hospital he was rushed to.
The angry protesters
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The protest was said to have paralysed commercial activities in major areas in Benin, as the aggrieved workers marched in their hundreds from Five Junction to Ring Road before making their way to Sapele Road.