By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
For Chief Clement Garuba, 70, and the fifth ranking in the cabinet of His Royal Highness, Oba Abiodun Agbaje of Ekpesa Community, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, life is a living hell since he allegedly lost his sight to police teargas during the recent#EndSARS protest, just as the petitions received by the state judicial panel of inquiry has reached 157.
Chief Garuba, who spoke to newsmen shortly after he and his fellow chiefs appeared before the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses, said the police came in commando style teargassed them when they were in a meeting discussing the way forward for the community, adding that since that day, he has remained blind.
He said he has lost everything including his farm and that he is finding it difficult to cope with life.
He said he decided to approach the panel for compensation and for it to invite the said police officers who detained him and his fellow chiefs, made him go blind to come face the full wrath of the law.