Comedian Accuses Imo Deputy Speaker of Brutalization

Comedian Accuses Imo Deputy Speaker of Brutalization

A comedian, Franklin Ozuruigbo, has accused the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, of allegedly brutalising him. Addressing journalists in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday, Ozuruigbo alleged that the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Speaker, Paul Duru, tricked him to the deputy speaker’s lodge in Owerri on Friday. He claimed to have been deceived into waiting for the deputy speaker, who reportedly arrived at midnight and ordered he should be beaten up for his skits on social media. The comedian, who hails from the same community with the deputy speaker, Dim na Nume community, said he was later taken to the police command headquarters in Owerri. He said the member representing Nwangele/Nkwerre/ Njaba/ Isu Federal Constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo, secured his bail. Ozurigbo, who showed journalists one of his broken arms tied with bandages, said he had been hospitalised since he left police custody. He said, “I am here to let the world know how the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, brutalised me in his lodge on Friday night. “After ordering his boys to beat me up, he whisked me away to

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