Magistrate collapses as protest enters day 2 in Calabar

Magistrate Richard Bassey collapsed on Tuesday in front of the governor’s office during a protest over unpaid salaries for two years.

His colleagues revived him and later took him to a hospital.

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

This is the second day of the protest embarked on by the magistrates after a mother of two sparked the move 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.

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

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