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Unpaid Salary: Magistrate Collapses During Protest In Calabar

A magistrate, Richard Bassey, collapsed on Tuesday at the gate of the Governor’s office on Day Two of the magistrates’ protest over unpaid 24 months salary.

He was, however, immediately revived by his colleagues who later took him to a hospital.

Unlike on Monday, the magistrates were in their full regalia with various placards on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the magistrates, Solomon Abuo, said no government official had addressed them since they began the protest.

He said they had been tossed about for the past two years with nothing concrete coming from the government.

“As I speak we are still working. We will continue to protest until we are paid. This is our last resort,” he said.

As of the time of filling this report, the magistrates were still awaiting the government’s response.

The state Deputy Governor, Prof Ivara Esu, drove past the protesting magistrates without stopping to attend to them at the moment the magistrate collapsed.

Comments (2)

  1. This is so unfair!

  2. So so unjust and they av their family to fend for too…..for the past two years they havent being paid…….
    And u people knw hw much u dey still within a day , such a rotten humanbeing……..
    Do u people think we live to eat no we eat to live……
    How come they will not collapse when they are protesting with empty stomach nd yeye governor still drove pass the without adress them nor sympathize with them……
    Useless fellow, everything u do in this life u will reap what u soul…….

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