… As Anambra community protests abduction, murder of monarch

 

 

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Anambra State Governor, on Thursday condemned the attack on the secretariat of the Nnewi South Local Government Area, Ukpor describing it as mindless and very unfortunate..

The governor was accompanied by the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, and other heads of security agencies, on Thursday when he visited the scene.

Soludo said key buildings within the local government, including the education office, works department, and the traditional ruler’s building within the premises were torched.

He assured that these acts of criminalities and lawlessness will not continue and urged the security agencies to go after the criminals and fish them out to face the law of land.

Soludo also regretted that the resources to be deployed in reconstructing the burnt buildings would have been better utilised to provide essential needs and infrastructure that will benefit the people

He appealed to Ndi Anambra not to despair adding that the state will rise again and no amount of repression can prevail or thwart the efforts of the government to build a strong and safe Anambra State

Meanwhile, members of the Ogwu-Aniocha community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Thursday, stormed the Government House, Awka, to submit a petition to Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

The petition is in respect of their monarch who was abducted and murdered in November 2021.

The police have arrested some suspects who have confessed to the crime.

The community members are appealing to the governor to call on the chief judge of the state to transfer their case files to a neutral judge in the state, saying they were not satisfied with the present judge handling the matter.

Receiving the protesters on behalf of the governor, the Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, hailed them for their peaceful conduct and assured them of justice.

 

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