Reports say at Mission road axis yesterday evening in Benin, at about 5:35pm a woman selling smoked fish was beaten to coma by thugs engaged by Governor Obaseki to curb street trading.
From what was gathered from eye witnesses, as from 5pm in every evening these miscreants apprehend traders, take them to Oba Market Police Station and demand money for failing to be settled.
The eyewitnesses said the so called Obaseki boys as they are fondly referred to get settled on a daily basis.
Failure to settle them result to arrest of the helpless traders, who are usually left to sleep in the cell so as to appear before the mobile court the following day.
Any trader that pays the sum of between N15k to N30k gets released.
The thugs beat this fish seller for reasons best known to them.