Blessing said her offense was that she approached the governor's convoy shortly after his arrival in the parish and told him to "have mercy on the poor people in the state, particularly civil servants." The lady's mother was said to be a civil servant.
However, the conversation didn't go down with Governor Ortom who allegedly signaled his security details to remove Blessing from his sight. The order was carried out with slaps, punches, and slaps, it was reported.
"I saw the facebook post and went outside the church to investigate and I discovered that the incident did not take place in the entire time that the Governor and his entourage spent during the thanksgiving service.
"I asked every security person on duty within the church premises including those who accompanied the Governor. I also inquired from other people who were outside the church who might have seen the reported beating but no one could confirm the incident.
"If anything took place as reported, then such an incident occurred some hours before the Governor arrived, in which case, he cannot be blamed. Governor Ortom did not order the beating or harassment of anyone at the church."