A social media critic in Ebonyi state named Nwoba Chika Nwoba has been attacked by thugs operating under various amorphous platforms for the Ebonyi State Government.According to reports, he was sternly warned by a media aide to the government who alleged he was under pressure to reveal his residential address to steer clear but he was attacked while planning to run away from his state.Earlier,the victim made a Facebook post that his life is under threat.
Another report said he was attacked somewhere in Ishieke in the Ebonyi State University campus. According to the report,the incident took place at Prestige hostel Ishieke where the victim was alleged to have been thoroughly beaten up by two students who accused him of sleeping with their female girlfriend.Chika was said to have been having a sexual affair with the female student and had composed romantic poems for the girl,a situation that did not go down well with her student lover.
It was further gathered that the last outing Chika had with the girl was during his birthday party at Pink and Red where he was later spotted with the same girl in a new hotel at Mile 50 near St Patricks Catholic Church, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki.
The two lovebirds were allegedly also seen by 5pm yesterday at Ishieke park where Chika took a plate of fresh fish and two bottles of Heineken beer and the girl took a plate of fresh fish pepper soup and Star Raddler before they retired to her hostel in Prestige hostel in Ishieke.
However, luck allegedly ran out of Chika when the boyfriend of the girl came knocking early this morning following a distress call made to him possibly by the girl's hostel mates about the presence of Chika in her room.
When Chika was apprehended, the girl denied ever having any relationship with him, adding that she was forced to take Nwoba in when he (Chika) told her that his life was in danger following his criticisms against some highly placed individuals in government.
All pleas and explanations made by the girl to her boyfriend to spare Chika proved abortive as the angry boy and his friend used bottles and broke Nwoba's head, stripped him of his clothes before pushing him away.
It was further gathered that the attackers also took away some of his belongings including the sum of N750 left in his pocket after the treat.