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Hoodlums: Imo Monarch Urges Okorocha To Rescue Kingdom

Rochas Okorocha, Gov Imo State
Posted: Jun 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anolu Vincent

Owerri – The Traditional ruler of Mbutu Ukwu Autonomous Community, in the Aboh Mbaise Council Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Dr. Emma Nwaimo (Eze Ukwu 1 of Mbutu Ukwu), has appealed to Governor Rochas Okorocha to rescue his Kingdom from the hands of hoodlums who according to him strike at will with impurity, inflicting horrors and grief to his people.

The Monarch who made the appeal while reacting to the current security situation in his community which had imposed incalculable harm to the people regretted that a notorious indigene of the area is the arrow ahead and mastermind of the unhealthy development.

This is even as the Umulume Isiala Mbutu In the same council area had petitioned the commissioner of police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, the special adviser to Governor Okorocha on Security accusing the monarch of conducts unbecoming of his office, false information and conduct likely to breach public peace in the area.

In their petition dated 5th May 2016, the aggrieved families alleged that the monarch in connivance with a security officer in the area. Otumbadi Ibe  instigated the arrest and detention of their sons on trumped up charges, but the traditional ruler who vehemently professed his innocence of the allegations insisted that a particular young man in the community had become a torn in the flesh of the people.

As the Chief security officer of his domain the monarch, speaking to newsmen in his Palace, said that he was constrained to report the matter to the police for urgent action.

He denied ever being arrested or detained by the police with his full traditional Igbo regalia.

Admitting that he visited the police station strictly on invitation where he was interrogated and later asked to go, the monarch also denied having any land dispute with any indigene of the community.

The 67-year-old monarch called on the police to beam its search light on his community to fish out the bad eggs there, regretting that the notorious master mind of the problem in the area had always been left off the hook whenever arrested and detained by security agencies for criminal activities.