Sunday, 12 January 2014

Senator Allegedly Attacked By Police In Rivers Moved To London For Further Treatment

In amove reminiscent of the saga involving a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly,Michael Chinda, who was reportedly flown in
an air ambulance to London following injuries
he sustained to the head when his colleague and
House Leader, Chidi Lloyd, pounced on him
using the symbol of authority, the mace, a
serving senator, who was reportedly shot with a
rubber bullet and teargas canisters on Sunday
morning by the Nigerian police in the state, has
also being reportedly flown to London for
further treatment, according to reliable sources.
Magnus Abe,
Chairman of the Senate Committee on
Petroleum (Downstream) and Senator
representing Rivers South East Senatorial
District, was first admitted on Sunday at a
hospital in D line area of Port Harcourt, the
state capital, but was later transferred to
another hospital with better equipment to
handle his situation when policemen disrupting
a peaceful rally organized by the Save Rivers
Movement and opposition members in the
state, allegedly shot at him with teargas and
rubber bullets.
Dr Mackay Anyanwu, who administered first
aid to Senator Abe at Krisany Medical services,
in D line where he was first rushed to, told
newsmen that the senator was treated for
traumatic shock but noted that further
examination revealed that his chest was hit with
an object that might have led to internal
He said: “The patient was brought in a state of a
shock, as evidenced by low blood pressure. He
was restless and he couldn’t communicate or
reason coherently. As a first aid, we treated him
for traumatic shock because the implication of
his state was that there was severe blood
trauma and the amount of layers affected could
not be detected immediately. This can only be
done through haemorrhoid tests”.
Meanwhile, the police in the state have denied
that its men shot the Senator, claiming that
they rather used minimum force to disperse the
rally at the state’s College of Arts and Sciences
because they did not obtain police permit.

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