A council chairman in Adamawa, Idi Amin, has accused some of his colleagues of leaking a video in which he is seen assaulting a mechanic in the state.
Amin, who is the chairman of Maiha Local Government Area, claimed that the video, which showed him hitting Segun Oyeniyi, happened over a year ago.
In the viral video, Amin, while being restrained by his police orderly, breaks free and dashes towards the mechanic, who he hits in the face, while heaping abuses on him in Hausa.
Amin said the incident was not recent and his opponents were circulating it to destroy his image.
He claimed that the video was the handiwork of the chairmen of two council areas whom he had a disagreement with over funds.
He said the duo wanted to get at him for calling them out over misappropriations of funds meant for their association.
However, the younger brother of the mechanic, Isaiah Oyeni, said the incident happened about a month ago.
He said, “The chairman, who owes my brother and has refused to pay, brought his car to the workshop to be fixed. My brother insisted he would not work on the car if the chairman did not pay him.
“Because my brother asked him to pay the outstanding, the chairman came to the garage to assault him, claiming he cheated him and still asked him to pay.”
He disclosed that the matter was reported to the police after which the chairman pleaded for settlement.
Isaiah said he was opposed to the idea of settling the issue and wished his brother took the matter to court “so the politician can learn a lesson.”
Amin told journalists that he was not disturbed by the video because the matter had been resolved.