By Joseph Ibata
The Principal Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Hillary Ibegbulem has released the Video Camera snatched away from Daily Post Warri, Delta State Correspondent, Mr. Matthew Omonigho by one Endurance his Personal Assistant and over fifty thugs during the just concluded local government elections at Awulor Primary School in Ute-Okpu Community, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State.
Hilary released the video camera on Sunday afternoon after he removed and seized the tape from the camera. Also released is the Nikon D3200 Photo camera which was also snatched from Authentic News Daily Correspondent at the same community.
The Daily Post Correspondent received the camera which was badly damaged by Hillary’s PA and thugs on Monday morning in Agbor town. Yet to be released is the Journalist’s Nikon D80 photo camera and his Microsoft Windows phone.
The Delta State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Michael Ikeogwu who is an indigene of Ute-Okpu community and the National President of Ute-Okpu Youths, facilitated the release process and he is currently pleading with victimized journalists to let the matter die off in the interest of peace.
“Please am begging you, don’t do another report. We will sort the matter out for peace to reign.”
It would be recalled that the Journalist, Matthew Omonigho was attacked by Hilary’s PA and over tens of thugs while carrying out his duty at the election ground and was seriously beaten with his t-shirt tore to shreds.
Thereafter, a similar scenario played out moments later when same Endurance the Personal Assistant to the wife of the Principal Secretary to Delta State Governor, Hilary, attacked and carted away the Nikon D3200 photo camera of the Delta State Correspondent of Authentic News Daily, Mr. Onyekachukwu Meleuwa at Ekpo Primary School by the Ute-Okpu market Square in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State.
Onyekachukwu’s camera was returned three hours later after photographs and video recordings in the gadget had been deleted by Endurance.
Sources revealed that while Endurance was dishing out his master’s bidding, the Governor’s lieutenant, Hillary Ibegbulem, feigned ignorance of the development without apology.