Okabam John, a water tank driver, was allegedly assaulted by the Nigerian singer Duncan Mighty.
The tanker driver accused singer Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
It was learned that the incident reportedly occurred on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at around 9:40 am when the driver was on duty.
In recounting his ordeal to some civil rights activists on Tuesday, November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in the Ikwerre local government area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made from elephant tusk.
According to the driver, while on duty, a private car was parked near his water filling location. He tried to notify the driver that he refused to relax. He reportedly tilted his head to speak to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.
John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly hit his head with a traditional cane. He said the second hit was blocked by hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer left because his eyes were covered in blood.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”
John is now asking his employer, Julius Berger’s management, security agencies and human rights organizations to help him get justice.
His post below: “This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN, a native of the City of Elele in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his commitment to service is within the Elelenwo-street judges quarters, GRA Port Harcourt.
“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN, driver of a water tank with Julius Berger, tanker number – B8751, on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at approximately 9:40 am while on duty. A private car was parked near his water filling place, he tried to notify the driver that he refused to drink, he tilted his head to talk to the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan powerful.
Before he could explain, his head was hit by a mighty Duncan using a traditional staff (elephant tusk), the second hit was blocked with his hand. He (Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist left because blood covered his eyes at the time.
“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan does not appear when he is needed publicly, but uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated for their positivity, not their influence. it should represent a danger to society, but should serve as liberation for the people.
“Sir. OKABAM JOHN is asking the leadership of Julius Berger, security agents and human rights organizations to do justice in his case, to prevent it from happening again.”