As early as 7am, Wednesday 21st October 2020, a combined team of soldiers and other security agents took over Ring Road, which is the heart of Benin City.
At least a young man in his late thirties was allegedly shot dead by a yet-to-be identified security agent.
Sources say the young man was allegedly shot during the protest march at Ring Road, Benin City.
The deceased was subsequently taken to the State Government House by other protesters who vowed to make sure justice was done in the matter.
Meanwhile, protesters have besieged the Ring Road in continuation of their demand for Government to scrap the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
Former Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Okiye, who was recently impeached and suspended by the House, has been absolved of his sins.
The development followed a motion by the House Leader, Hon. Henry Okhuarobo representing Ikpoba-Okha constituency, during an emergency sitting of the House to commute Okiye’s impeachment to resignation, even as his suspension was also lifted to allow him to be part of Plenary.
Hon. Okhuarobo said it motion was sequel to consultation with members as well as the former Speaker’s constituents.
The motion was seconded by the member representing Esan North East I constituency, Hon. Emma Okoduwa.
On his part, Hon. Okiye, who expressed happiness at the magnanimity of the House, said it was purely Democratic.
While pledging to contribute his quota to the legislative business for the betterment of the State, Hon. Okiye said the speakership position is a privileged one.
The Speaker, Hon. Marcus Onobun, urged members of the Press to assist in debunking rumours making the rounds that there is crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly, emphasizing that the ten members of the House are as united as ever.
The Speaker earlier presented a letter from the Peoples Democratic Party, requesting the House to approve Hon. Emma Okoduwa as the Chief Whip of the House.