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Ekiti Workers' Strike 19 thugs beat up NULGE chairman

Charles accused the chairman of the local government, Bolaji Jeje, of storming his house with 19 thugs who beat him up.

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Thugs have attacked the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Efon Local Government Area, Kayode Charles, for allegedly enforcing the ongoing workers’ strike action in Ekiti state.

Charles accused the chairman of the local government, Bolaji Jeje, of storming his house with 19 thugs who beat him up.

The NULGE chairman said “We were at the gate of the Council with my Secretary and we saw it opened and  I had to order the security man to close it because we were on strike. We instructed that the gate be closed and that was the order we got from NULGE Chairman in Ekiti, Mr. Bunmi Ajimoko.

“After the closure of the gate, I went back to my house that was located within the vicinity, just a stone throw to the place. The Chairman brought about 19 thugs and broke the gate to my house.  I had to scale the fence despite that, they pursued me and beat me up.”

Charles also said “As I speak with you, I am in a Clinic in Efon Alaaye where I am receiving medical attention. After the beating, I was hospitalised at a private hospital  in Ado Ekiti.

“The Divisional Police Officer in the council was at the scene, but he could not make any arrest. He was watching helplessly. He was even the one that rescued me from the thugs and took me to the police station, so I could make my statement.

“But I didn’t make statement because I fell down as I was about to write and I was rushed to the hospital.”

Governor Ayo Fayose also called on striking workers in Ekiti state to call off their strike.

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