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Activist pushes for ex-minister arrest over alleged hostel worker assault

By News Desk

As a measure to caution others from maltreatment, a right group, the Conference for the Actualisation of Human Rights (CAHR), has called for the arrest and prosecution of a former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi over alleged hostel worker assaults in Warri, Delta State.

Gbagi meted out dehumanising treatment by stripping his workers naked on a case of alleged theft, took their nude photographs, and distribute them online, which later went viral.

Many condemned the act and accused the ex-minister of his inability to pay staff salary which might have led them to steal for survival since two out of the five women are mothers and have a family to take care of.

It was gathered that the workers, identified as Gloria Oguzie, Victor Ephraim, Roselyn Okiemute, and Precious Archibong were arrested and detained by police, courtesy of the minister.

In a petition signed by the state director, and secretary, Monday Enudi and Israel Arigbe, CAHR urged the state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa to ensure that the ex-minister was arrested and prosecuted.

The group condemned the act abruptly, adding that a supposed leader should not treat and dehumanise people in a way he felt was right, rather, appropriate action should have been taken than flooding their nude pictures on the internet.

“Our attention has been drawn to a viral video and photographs of three ladies and a young man, whose photographs have flooded the internet since the 21st September 2020 at the instance of Chief Kenneth Gbagi.”

“ We totally condemned the act and call on the attention of the commissioner of police to arrest the Gbagi for his act and accord him the necessary punishment, such act is shameful and not acceptable” the group lamented



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