Barrister Jefferson Uwoghiren expresses his deepest appreciation to all friends for the generous contributions and kind comments regarding his concern over the malicious destruction of traders wares in Benin City by officials of Edo State Taskforce on public trading.
He has met with all concerned and later clarified the issue in a radio interview.
The victims of this horrendous incident reserve the right to resolve this matter without blackmail and misrepresentation.
Whilst it was a poor desicion on the women part, not to have accepted the compensation from the taskforce chairman. I respect their decision but disagree with it. Hopefully, they will keep their promise not to return to street trading and we are able to raise something tangible to aid both ladies moving forward.
Myself, Barr. Jefferson Uwoghiren and Amb Justice Oyamienlen Godfrey are with their women while we are working hard to ensure the women are compensated, the women are begging us to plead with the state task force to enable them continue street trading. They are not even after compensation.. , how are we sure they won't go back to the street after compensation?
This is evil and disgracefully above the call of duty. The taskforce officer that did should be reprimanded and his or her salary should be used to compensate this poor woman trying make earn a living honorably.
Meanwhile, Barrister Uwoghiren joined other Nigerians wanting, from their heart to compensate this woman to financially recapitalize, so she maybe abile continue to her business.
Understand the need by us to abide and obey the laws, which I hope this lady and others will do, but the barbaric application of the law arbitrarily and crude should be condemn.
Barrister Uwoghiren has raised over N200k compensation for the ladies and hopes they can find a trade that is free of illegality to .
He advised not to support illegality, we must discourage street trading.