Chairman of Ibviotor Community in Edo state, Bright Kokoma, has been accused of brutalizing 2 brothers for over fee imposed on traders in Ibviotor community, Edo state. According to Pharez Okpere who shared the photos, Bright imposed a fee on poor market women in the community and when they refused to pay, he sent thugs to destroy their shops. He also allegedly led 20 thugs to brutalize Two brothers; Maximus Okpere and Paulinus Okpere for capturing the attack on the market women. See more photos and Perez account of the incident below;
See what one Bright Kokoma who parades himself as the chairman of Ibviotor community did to my Brothers Maximus Okpere and Paulinus Okpere today as he led over 20 thugs to our office complex along dumez road today to beat and stab my brothers for resisting the exploitation that the poor helpless traders in Ibviotor community are going through. As we speak now one of my brothers is in a life threatening condition in the emergency unit of the hospital. This is the Edo state that we live in.
How it all started, last week Bright Kokoma asked the petty traders in the community to start paying 12.000 naira to him every month, most of the women protested and refused and in the process, Bright Kokoma went to the shops, many of which are wooden shops and shanty containers, destroyed them and throw away their food items, My brother went to one of the shops and made a video in the shop, to draw attention to the plight of these poor hepless petty traders, and for doing that video Bright kokoma came today to unleash mayhem on our building.
This is what Edo state has been turned into by thugs and agberos, this is the level of impunity we face everday....... Osayuwamen Kokoma Evbuomwan