Senator Nnamani denies beating up constituent at meeting

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has described as disheartening last Thursday’s road accident that claimed the lives of 21 pupils of a Catholic Nursery-Primary school in Enugu.

The Senator representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani, has denied beating up one of his constituents during a meeting with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) delegates in Enugu state on Thursday.

In a statement on Friday by his media office, Nnamani described a media report linking him with physical violence as a ruse, falsehood and malicious.

The senator stated that the said meeting, which was attended by delegates from two local government areas, was held in an open arena at the Enugu North local government secretariat.

Narrating an incident that occurred at the venue, the statement said there was an altercation between a group of suspected thugs and security operatives over an attempt to break into the security ring around him.

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The statement said: “A scuffle ensued when the former chairman of Enugu South local government area, Chiene I. Chiene confronted the security men and reportedly held the rifle sling of an operative.

“Other security operatives swooped on him in an attempt to retrieve the rifle, as the former council chairman dared them.

“Further escalation of the scuffle was averted when the senator intervened and appealed to all parties for calm. The situation was brought under control and the consultations with the delegates followed smoothly.”

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