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Abia Govt Under Fire For Celebrating Ogah’s Arrest

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (6)

Emeka Okafor

Aba – Abia State government Tuesday came under fire for celebrating the brief arrest of the President of Masters Energy, Uche Ogah, who was picked up by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in Lagos over alleged forgery of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Bonnie Iwuoha, had in a news report monitored on state owned radio station, BCA, promptly congratulated the EFCC for arresting the oil magnet, saying that he should be held to account for his illegal business deals.

Ogah is currently entangled with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu over a pre-election matter that has dragged to the Supreme Court.

Speaking to journalists yesterday the spokesman of Ogah Campaign Organization, Chief Joshua Ogbonna berated the state government for gloating over the arrest of the oil magnet, saying that the action of the commissioner was “frivolous, premature and totally misplaced”.

He noted that the premature celebration of the state government was at variance with the long held Igbo ethos  of being our brother’s keeper, adding that “instead of being our brother ‘s keeper  those who are temporarily holding power are busy hounding and hunting down Abians” .

Chief Ogbonna said that it was a shame that instead of encouraging the likes of Ogah to come and invest in the state “they are busy mocking themselves” and celebrating an imaginary misfortune of a prominent Abia son.

According to him, the government of Abia state was in no way connected with the matter for which Ogah was arrested by the EFCC hence it would do them no good to celebrate, adding that it was not yet time for them to celebrate.

“Abia government has nothing to do with the case but they connived with the woman to petition the EFCC against Ogah and when the truth came to light the EFCC had no reason to keep him in detention and promptly let him go,” he said.

The Ogah Campaign Organisation spokesman added that it would do the state government a lot of good “to wait for genuine celebration as Abians are interested in the outcome of the matter between Ogah and Ikpeazu at the Supreme Court”.

He further stated that the celebration of Ogah’s arrest was diversionary as Abia people has myriads of problems that needed government intervention, adding that the state government should clear the unpaid salaries of its workers “who are now dying of hunger while a lot of businesses are closing down due to low patronage”.

Ogbonna pointed out that those rejoicing over Ogah’s travails actually feel threatened by the rising political profile of the oil magnet but unfortunately for them there was nothing they could do about it.

In his words,” The Abia state government wants to undo a man that did nothing wrong. Government is expected to be the defender of all Abians irrespective of political leaning. Ikpeazu and his commissioner for information should keep their premature celebration until after the Supreme Court verdict to know whether to cry or celebrate.”

Comments (6)

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  • Jacques Akpojumobor Oct 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm Jacques Akpojumobor

    It clearly shows they are behind his arrest

  • Tunde Olaniyi Oct 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm Tunde Olaniyi


  • Rutherford M Jehoshapat Oct 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm Rutherford M Jehoshapat

    This is a man that is involved heavily in job creation and industrialization,which none of them out there is doin and they are celebrating his invitation to EFCC,as if being picked up by EFCC is the end of an individual. It is ndi ngwa that are celebrating nonsense about a man whose advancement in life is milleniums ahead of their collective develpoment. Fools

    • Richiehood Chinedum Oct 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm Richiehood Chinedum

      From the sound of your name the world knows you are a bastard, not even the ogah is ready to aspect you as a son

    • Rutherford M Jehoshapat Oct 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm Rutherford M Jehoshapat

      #chinedum u are a sick lame lizard. Its is ekwensunedugi. Ditch worm

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