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Senator to pay N100,000 for slapping a news paper vendor


According to an High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, former senator Anietie Okon has been ordered to pay the sum of N100,000 for physically assaulting a newspaper vendor, Ndifreke Etim in the state house, and also N50,000 as cost for litigation. 

However, the newspaper vendor Etim disclosed that the senator had slapped him multiple times after he rushed towards him thinking he called him to bring some newspapers. He added that the senator also accused him of stealing his wallet which was a lie.

This incident was reported to have taken place in September last year, during the swearing-in of Awong Effiong Achianga, as the chairman of Akwa Ibom state Council of Traditional Rulers.
Justice at last!

Delivering judgement in the suit yesterday, Justice Winifred Effiong, ruled that the former Senator's action against Etim was degrading and unacceptable and was against his Etim’s right to the dignity of his person as guaranteed by Section 34(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as the African Charter on human and people’s right.

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