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Ebonyi: Man petitions IGP, others over demolition of property by community members

An Ebonyi state indigene, Chief Raphael Onyeanusi Uzodinma, has petitioned Inspector General of Police over alleged destruction of his houses and business property by Nkaleke Unuhu Community, Izzi, local government area of Ebonyi state.

In the petition through his Counsel, Patrick Egwu, he alleged threat to life, violence, malicious damage, forcible entry, criminal trespass and conducts likely to cause breach of peace by the Nkaleke Unuhu Community.

The petition was copied to the Police Service Commission, Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives and Presidency.

He called for urgent intervention in the matter to avert very imminent danger of bloodbath, alleging some sons of the Nkaleke community were behind the destruction of his property and means of livelihood.

Uzodinma said: “It is pertinent and we feel duty bound to bring to your attention an ongoing ugly and dangerous trend that is a direct affront to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria being deliberately perpetrated by natives of Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.

“This trend is carefully targeted against choice landed properties belonging to non-Abakaliki indigenes.

“We make bold to state that our present client is a victim of this nefarious acts of illegal demolitions of buildings/businesses belonging to non-indigenes as the pattern being employed by the present actors is same as have been adopted in the past by same group of people.

“This ugly trend, if not nipped in the bud will grow into a monster that will not only consume Ebonyi state but the whole of South-east.”

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