Scores Injured As Youths Scramble For Atiku’s Money In Delta State
There was pandemonium today at the Unity Hall in Delta State Government House, Asaba over money allegedly released for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) delegates during the consultative visit by the ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
Trouble started shortly after Atiku exited from the meeting venue when irate youths pounced on the party officials whose duty it was to allocate money to various delegates from the 25 local government areas of the State.
The scramble for the money resulted in injuries as security men shot sporadically inside the hall.
Security personnel attached to many party leaders shot into the air to scare away the youths as the situation threatened to degenerate.
An unidentified youth who was chased around the grounds and beaten up by youths as he tried to escape with wads of naira notes.
He was stripped naked and beaten to stupor.
Torn five hundred naira notes littered the grounds as desperate youths attempted to escape with the loot.
Several hours after the ex-vice-President departed from the venue, many youths loitered around the grounds hoping for more largesse.