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By Sunnewstimes Team.
Two Human Rights Activists have called on the attention of Abia state Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede over alleged attack by some invaders, who stormed Ndi Ofali Agwu Compound, in Amaekpu Ohafia, Abia state, and forcibly hijacked the traditional instrument of governance from the people.
In the process of the attack by the assailants, the Petitioners claimed that properties belonging to some of the indigenes were destroyed, when the victims whose lives were threatened fled from the attackers.
This is contained in a petition written to the Commissioner the activists, Barrister Ukpai Ukairo and Mr James Anyim.
The petitions, which bore different dates, and made available to newsmen, narrated how a group of men had on 27th of July, 2020, attacked some indigenes of Ndi Ofali Agwu compound and destroyed their properties valued at millions of naira.
Barr Ukairo, who wrote from his Nde Udo chambers, B16 pound road Aba, on 11/8/2020 narrated that despite a petition he earlier wrote to the Abia State Police Command on 16th July, 2020 over a pre-planned attack against the victims, the victims did not enjoy any form of protection, as the suspects still unleashed their threat unchecked.
He further noted that the attackers had written a counter petition to the Police, which prompted the police to urge the two parties to return on 28th July, 2020 for proper handling of the matter.
He however regretted that ” On the 27th day of July, 2020, the suspects struck with maximum violence, destroyed and stole some properties of the victims and manhandled several of them.
He thereby urged the Abia State Police Command to charge the suspected attackers and their sponsors to Court for showing total disrespect to the Police authorities.
In his own petition, Anyim James of Liberty International, 66 Ikot Ekpene road, Umuahia condemned the development, and criticized the alleged banishment of some of the victims.
Anyim described the practice as” barbaric, unlawful and unconstitutional.”
He concluded by hoping that ” planners, sponsors and executioners of this destruction and vandalization being brought to book and be charged to Court, for the law to take its course.”