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Breaking: Ebonyi Council Chair, Assembly member, other 30 Stakeholders Arrested Over Community Crises

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Today, Sunday 24/1/2021 was not a good day for some government functionaries in Ebonyi as the State Police Commissioner Aliyu Garba arrested Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Clement Odah, member representing Ohaukwu North State constituency, in the state House of Assembly, Chinedu Awọ over Community crises which led to destruction of lives and properties among the Effium and their Ezza brothers.

The two Coordinators of Effium, Mr Sunday Agbo and that of Effium South DC, Mrs Eucharia Ogwale were among other thirty (30) stakeholders who were also arrested.

Also arrested were some 30 other major stakeholders from the community, including the former Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Special Assistant on Market Development, Emmanuel Uzor, as well as his counterpart in Charge of Parks Development, Emmanuel Igwe.

Others are; former lawmaker representing Ohaukwu North state Constituency and Governor David Umahi’s Special Assistant on Youth Development, Frank Onwe.

Recall that the State Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe had visited the scenes of clash Saturday, and convened a joint meeting of the stakeholders of the two Communities; Effium and Ezza for Sunday morning, where he ordered their arrest.

In a statement issued by Dr Monday Uzor, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor , the stakeholders were to be seated at the Old Exco Chambers, Old Government House, Abakalik by 9am.

Read below;

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The underlisted stakeholders of Effium, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area are invited to am emergency security meeting with the Deputy Governor , Barr Eric Kelechi PhD on Sunday 24th January, 2021 at Old Exco Chambers, Old Government House, Abakalik by 9am
They are.

1. My Lord the Chief Judge of Ebonyi state, Hon Justice AA.Nwaigwe

2. Member Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedu Awo

3. Chairman of Ohaukwu LGA, Barr Clement Odaah

4. Hon Frank Onwe

5. Dr Ignatius Unah

6 chief Nick Omenka

7. Barr Tony Ngwuta

8. Dr James Agenda

9. Alfred Onuoha

10. Prince Fidelis Agena.

11. Barr JOJ Utobo

12. Pastor Emmanuel Olor.

13. Mr Sunday Oguta

14. Barr Paul Awada

15. Mr Ben Elechi

16. Chief Bernard Ike

17. Ezekiel Unah

18. Sunday Agbo

19. Eucharia Ogwale

20. Monday Umoke

21. Barr Nnabuife Abara

22. Chief Vincent Egbe

23. Dr. Chibugo Oketa

24. Mr Benjamin Eje

25. Mr. . Ikechukwu Omena

26.chief Dave Thomas

27. Mr. Amechi Alo

28. Sir Emmanuel Uzor

29. Chief Paul Okorie

30. Prof Mathias Onuma.

31. Mr. Benjamin Agena

32.Mr Paul Elom

33. Mr Paul Nwafor.

34. Mr Gabriel Ajagbo

Also to attend are secretary to State Government/ Coordinating Commissioner, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala and Commissioner for Internal Security Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, All former Members of the House of Assembly, from Effium

All invitees are expected to be seated by 8. 30 am

Dr Monday Uzor
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State

 

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