LEFTIST OMOBUDE AGHO RESPONDS TO BEDC PLAN TO HALT PROTESTS AGAINST UNWHOLESOME OPERATIONS:
The immediate past Coordinator General of Edo Civil Society Organisations, Leftist Omobude Agho was in court today to give evidence in response to the court summons initiated by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
The BEDC had prayed the court for a perpetual injunction against Omobude Agho and his group, youths and communities from further protests against its unwholesome operations. They further put up a claim of N500, 000, 000 as damages.
Members of Edo Civil Society Organisations led by the Interim TEC Chairman, Bishop Osadolor Ochei JP in their numbers were in court in solidarity with their former leader.
Dr. Osagie Obayuwana and his team led Agho in evidence as various documents were tendered in support of his sworn affidavit. He was cross-examined by the claimer’s counsel.
Alongside with Dr. Obayuwana was U.L. Osa-uwagie Esq who had also offered his legal services pro bono since inception of the matter in court.
The activists were in a street procession as they filed out from the court premises. The street of Benin was agog with cheers from citizens who appreciated them for their steadfastness and tenacity over the years in the fight for just and fair business deals from the power company.
The case was adjourned to 3rd of February, 2022 for further hearing of the matter.
Leftist Aliyu Umweni
Interim Public Relations Officer
Edo Civil Society Organisations (EDOCSO).