The Cross River State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Mr. Eric Anderson, has been reported to have led men of the state's COVID-19 task force to beat up the incumbent SUG President of the University of Calabar, Comrade Raymond Moses, along with his friends, for allegedly neglecting to wear their face masks.
It is reported that the incident happened on Saturday, 16th May, at around 3:40 in the afternoon. According to the reports, the incumbent SUG President had paid his friend, Anthony Afufu a visit around Etta Agbor Layout, Calabar, while he was leaving, Mr Anthony decided to walk the president to his car just outside his gate. That was when the group was accosted by the Commissioner and members of the Task Force right outside Afufu's compound and was to be abducted for failing to wear his face mask.
According to the reports, it was while Comrade Raymond Moses tried to plead on behalf of his friend Anthony that the Commissioner ordered his boys to start assaulting them with bottles and canes.
The source further reported that other members of the SUG president's team who tried to quell the issue were equally ordered to be beaten. Those who were beaten alongside the SUG president are, Anthony Afufu, a former Student Union President of the University of Calabar, Mr. Ojong Takon, Mr. Archibong Edet and one Mr. Save-Us Okoi, all of the University of Calabar.
It is reported that the Commissioner has been going about assaulting citizens of the state for failing to abide by the lockdown rules.
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