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Violent protests rock Delta as group challenges EFCC to investigate former Governor Uduaghan

– A group in Delta state has called for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the administration of former Governor Emmanuel UduaghanA group in Delta state has called for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the administration of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

– The group led by one Fejiro Oliver, is insisting that Uduaghan must account for the money allocated to Delta his days as Governor of the state

– The protest would have been bloody following the clash of youths in support of Uduaghan but the intervention of the police saved the situation

There was clash of protest march and violence on Wednesday in Asaba Delta state when the anti-Uduaghan and Pro-Uduaghan corruption allegation groups met in front of the Delta State Government House.

The protesting groups identified as the Anti-Corruption Integrity Forum led by the publisher of online Secret Reporters, Fejiro Oliver and Mr. Charles Pemu, a Warri based activist, called for the arrest, prosecution and jailing of Uduaghan, immediate past Governor of Delta state over corruption allegations and embezzlement of the state fund during his tenure as governor.

In a twist of counter protest, the rally was disrupted by the Pro Uduaghan group which cumulated into violence between both groups but the quick intervention of the Delta state government house security personnel prevented the violence from leading into serious mayhem and loss of lives.

Leader of the Anti-Corruption Integrity group, Fejiro Oliver, said his group’s protest against Uduaghan was borne out of love for Delta state.

He added that all they are after is that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corruption Practices Commission (ICPC) should quiz Uduaghan on how he spent the billions of oil money the state got from the Federation Account and internally generated revenue in his eight years as the governor of the state.

Oliver, who lamented the ugly incident at the turn of event, alleged that their protest rival were sent to attack them by Uduaghan.

“We didn’t come to government house to fight anybody neither did we come here with any other reason but for Uduaghan to account for the state money.

“Why would anyone whose fingers are not soiled send thugs to fight us in front of the police who looked on while the drama lasted,” Oliver stated.

He revealed that the protest march was earlier planned for February 28 but was suspended following the state police command invitation and advice to suspend it to avoid violent clash that the pro Uduaghan group also scheduled theirs for that day.

All efforts to reach the alleged leader of the Pro-Uduaghan group, Mr. Samuel Meyiwa Khaki, on phone for comment proved abortive as his phone was switched off.

However, a member of the Pro-Uduaghan group who did not want his name in print while speaking to journalists said, “Uduaghan was a good man, he helped everybody in the state without tribal sentiment. You can verify from civil servants.”

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