Activities of some members of Emuoha vigilante groups codename Ospac is generating negative feedback from members of the community, especially from Omudioga community in Emuoha Local Area of Rivers State where Micah EGELE was allegedly beaten by members of Osapac
Mich EGELE. Who is presently hospitalized as a result of the beating told our correspondent that some of the Ospac members are acting outside their duties. He said he was invited by the OSPAC to their camp only to be beaten up by them with a warning to stop writing against the leadership of the community development Committee of Omudioga on Facebook
MICAH EGELE narrated his ordeal in the hands of OSPAC members operating in Omudioga community in Emohua Local Area of Rivers State.
Speaking from his hospital bed he said ‘’the doctor said I have internal bleeding in the head area, all my body is paining me, I am not a cultist and have never been. I got into the community and they said we should contribute money for OSPAC. So I told them that if we contribute the money finish I would take it to the Ospac office direct that enough of contributing money and it won’t get to the right source then they will say they didn’t get the money and subject women to pay again’’
The next day some boy came and told me that I was wanted by Ospac and I honored the invitation as soon as I got to their office they started beating me until I collapsed and they asked their nurse to treat me and detained me throughout that day and released me the next day with a warning that more injuries will be inflicting on me if I don’t stop writing against the leadership of the community development Committee of Omudioga on Facebook or should be ready to face them in a different way.
Elder brother to the victim, JOHN IHUA who is also the Rivers State Coordinator of International Human Rights Protection Initiative said although they are not against the establishment of OSPAC in the community also criticized the activities of Ospac and called on the security agencies, the local government Chairman to intervene to avoid crisis in the community. He said Osapc is acting with impunity with series of human rights abuses and has turned themselves to local arbiter that melts out punishment to whom they dim fit, they also flog people at will with machetes and sticks.
When our correspondent contacted the commander of OSPAC in Omudioga, ALEXANDER UMESERIKE said he will find time to state their position in the matter.