Niger Council Chair Beaten To Pulp Over Alleged N1.3m Debt

NIGER – Chairman of Katcha local government area of Niger State, Hon Danlamin Abdullahi Saku, has been reportedly beaten to stupor over alleged N1.3m debt.

It was reported that the chairman allegedly borrowed the money over a year ago from an elderly person in his village whose moves to get back the money proved abortive.

A source privy to the incident informed when the chairman arrived the village for the Sallah celebration, the elderly man sent his children for refund from the Chairman.

The source alleged the Chairman slapped one of the young boys asking him if he knew he was the Chairman of the council threatening to deal with them.

It was gathered the boys and their friends, apparently angered by the attitude of the chairman, beat him until he lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital.

The source also said that while receiving treatment in the hospital, the Chairman has tried to pay up some of the money with a balance of N10,000 left.

Calls to the Chairman were not going through while text messages were also not responded to.

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