Monday, May 20, 2024

Attack on nurse: Enugu Assembly moves to regulate activities of masquerades


Enugu State Home of Meeting has arrange an ad-hoc committee to provide you with sensible measures to control the actions of masquerades within the state.

This follows the abuse of a feminine nurse, Ms Blessing Ogbonna, by a gaggle of masquerades in Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka Native Authorities Space of the state.

The organising of the ad-hoc committee on Thursday in Enugu adopted a movement moved by Mr Malachy Onyechi to handle the abuse of human rights, menace to life, and destruction of properties by masquerades in Nsukka West Constituency.

Onyechi, representing Nsukka West constituency, famous that the menace of masquerade in his space was alarming, as many have both been injured or misplaced their lives within the course of.

The lawmaker stated that the current abuse of Ogbonna had generated public condemnation and outcry from the folks inside and out of doors the state.

“Mr Speaker, my consideration was delivered to the case of a younger nurse, Ms Blessing Ogbonna, who was assaulted by masquerades in Nsukka. The assault was vicious and left her hospitalised.

“I’ve reached out to her to evaluate the injury and provide my help. However this might not be the primary time, as there abounds documentary proof on violence by misguided masquerades and their followers.

“The seven masquerades have been arrested and charged at a Justice of the Peace court docket in Nsukka for assault, extortion and blockade of federal highway.

“This movement goals to harmonise practices, and guidelines of engagement within the apply of masquerade as a part of cultural exhibition, leisure or industrial functions in a approach that safeguard events from abuse.

“This name for concern doesn’t lose sight of conditions the place masquerade has been unjustly handled both by people, organised teams or safety businesses.

“Due to this fact, this movement will not be meant to witch-hunt anyone, or group however to harmonize programs and practices,” Onyechi stated.

The lawmaker additionally condemned the act of blocking roads, thereby stopping employees like nurses on important service from performing their duties.

Supporting the movement, Mr Pius Ezugwu, representing Nsukka East Constituency, revealed that the problem of masquerade had almost brought on battle between two communities in his constituency.

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