The residents of Apana Village, Edo State, made the claim in a letter written to the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed.
According to the residents, Obaseki’s deputy escorted some thugs into the village as they shot sporadically at residents.
The residents said a teenager was shot on the arm and another one on the hip.
The residents identified some of the thugs, who invaded the community as Umasor Umoru, Itotoi Imonikhe, Momodu Salafa and Emmanuel Irekpita.
“The governor’s convoy arrived at the square. At this time we had all ran away and hid in different positions where we could safely observe the happenings. The deputy governor of Edo State, Hon. Philip Shaibu, came down from his vehicle and escorted by his security aides, he started supervising the destruction of properties in the village square.
They said, the gunmen ran towards Oduge Quarters where they identified a Peugeot 505 Station Wagon belonging to a local APC chieftain, Wilson Idaewor.
They said Thankgod Okhumaoya immediately ordered the destruction of the vehicle, which they did, breaking the front and back windshields, the side windows, mirrors etc.
“Mr. Thankgod Okhumaoya started identifying shops and properties belonging to APC members that should be destroyed all around the village square. They said
They noted that Okhumaoya even ordered that Chief Lucky James house should be burnt down, adding that the place was quite a distance from the village square at the end of Oduge quarters.
“On their way to Chief Lucky James house, they continued to shoot in all directions and in the process hit a teenage boy, Samuel Sabageh who was sleeping inside the house when a pellet hit him in the arm.
“They also hit one Mr. Samuel Anerua who was sitting in a bar near the village square when stray bullets hit him in the arm and in the hips. Ms. Elizabeth Sunday the daughter of an APC leader in the community, was shot on the head while frying garri in front of her father’s house, while Evaristus Emuekpere’s ear was brushed by a flying pellet,” the residents’ letter to the IG read.
They wrote that after the rally, the hoodlums waited behind and continued threatening the residents of the village.
Source: Naija News