Chairman Of Oshimili South LGA & Councillors Exchange Blows Over Election Funds
The drama preceding the 2019 general elections is still unfolding, as controversy brewed between some Councillors and their LG boss. The Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Uche Osadebe, and his Councillors were said to have been embroiled in physical fisticuffs combat over the election funds.
According to Saharareporters, a senior official of the council and Head of Department, (HOD) who preferred to speak anonymously said trouble started three days after the elections, when the councillors approached the Chairman to give them their share of the Millions of Naira released by the state Governor.
“The Chairman, who already had misappropriated the money, gave flimsy excuses, saying he gave the leader of the legislative arm N300,000. The councillors were angered beyond control, so they barged into the Chairman’s office and engaged him in a physical combat. The council premises was turned into a theatre of war where people were exchanging punches, which attracted the Police and other security operatives at the council. The Chairman and the councillors were later arrested to the Police A Division, where the issue was addressed by the Divisional Police Office, DPO, CSP Ukang Esther, in charge of the area”.
It will be recalled that during the release of bailout funds, the council Chairman also had issues with the councillors as they accused him of embezzling over N10 Million allocated to the council to offset some outstanding debts and salaries of staff.
All efforts to hear from the Chairman Oshimili South Local Government Area, Uche Osadebe, proved abortive.