Suspected thugs on Tuesday beat up Seidu Oshiomhole, the lawmaker-elect for Etsako West 11 of the Edo State House of Assembly and younger brother of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The attack on Oshiomhole and 14 other lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly is the latest in the crisis between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the APC Chairman.
The 15 lawmakers, who were absent on Monday night when the other nine members of the Assembly were inaugurated were reportedly attacked at a hotel in Benin, the Edo State capital where they were said to be holding a meeting.
Some of them were said to have sustained serious injuries. A former Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Tiger Edoror was said to have led his colleagues to the police headquarters in Benin to report the assault.
The nine members who met to inaugurate the Assembly elected Frank Okiye (Esan North East 1) as the Speaker.