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Adams Oshiomhole Catholic priest allegedly beaten by governor’s security aide

Reports say Reverend Father Peter Udo was beaten up by one of Governor Adam's Oshiomole's security aides though the Edo State Governor has denied the allegation.

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  play The Governor through his Chief Press Secretary has denied the allegation. (Daily Post)

A Catholic Priest in Benin City, Reverend Father Peter Udo, has revealed that he beaten to livid bruises by security aides attached to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.  

According to This Day newspapers, the priest’s offence was that he refused to get off the road when the Governor and his Lagos State counterpart, Babatunde Fashola's convoy drove along Amendokhian- Ugboha Road to commission it.

Reverend Father Peter Udo was said to be his way to his parish, Saint Dennis Catholic Church in Ugboha of Esan Southeast Local Government area of Edo State when met the governor’s convoy.

Sources told the daily newspaper that Reverend Father Peter Udo was beaten because he refused to jump into the bush for the governors to pass. It was also reported that the Catholic priest was beaten up in his cassock.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Peter Okhiria, has however denied the allegations saying that the Governor was not at the location of the alleged beating.

"The said report is not only callous, malicious and wicked, but clearly portrays ITV  (the TV station which first reported the incident) and its proprietor as the devil's advocates who churn out falsehood to denigrate the Oshiomhole administration," part of the statement by the Governor Adams Oshiomole’s Chief Press Secretary to This Day newspaper reads.   

Reverend Father Peter Udo is reportedly currently in an undisclosed hospital receiving treatment for injuries sustained from the beating.

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