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We has learnt that a couple, Ambrose and Bina Oregbeme, who were on Tuesday mercilessly beaten by Governor Seriake Dickson’s sister-in-law, Tare Konyefa, and her aides  are currently recuperating at a private hospital in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Several witnesses told our correspondent that Ms. Bina Oregbeme, a legal practitioner employed by the Legal Aid Council, was brutalized along with her husband, Ambrose Oregbeme, for asserting their right of way.

The witnesses disclosed that the couple incurred the wrath of Ms. Konyefa, notorious in Yenagoa for her violent conduct and impunity as a reckless driver, when they challenged her in traffic. The couple’s objection earned them the beating of their lives as Ms. Konyefa’s aides and a policeman attached to her descended on them and started assaulting them. Done with beating the couple, the aides of the governor’s in-law sped off, leaving their victims in a pool of blood.

Sympathizers who watched the assault put a distress call to a security patrol team. The security personnel took the couple to the Yenagoa police headquarters where they made their report.

Speaking from her hospital bed on Friday, Ms. Oregbeme said she was still traumatized by the assault, vowing to file a lawsuit to seek redress. She added that she had reported the incident at the ‘A’ Division of the Nigerian police in Yenagoa. In addition, she said she had filed a report with the Bayelsa State chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association.

“We are recovering from the bruises and scars, but have yet to come to terms with what happened. For me, it was a horrible, terrible and traumatic experience. It is something I did not expect. I am still living in trauma and pains because I couldn’t imagine this could happen in a democracy,” said Ms. Oregbeme. She added: “I am a lawyer and a law-abiding citizen. If this could happen to me, I wonder what hope ordinary Nigerians have. I have reported to the relevant authorities and I have no doubt that justice will be served.”

Contacted, the Bayelsa State police commissioner, Hilary Opara, denied knowledge of the assault. He told our correspondent that he was yet to be briefed on the incident.


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