Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma received a distress call as the Chief Security officer of the state that Vehicle owned by an Oil company operating at Mmahu Community in Ohaji Egbema LGA of the state killed 3 persons leading to the restiveness of youths of the community.
The Governor immediately moved to the community to assess the situation , calmed frayed nerves and find immediate solution to the problem.
Upon his arrival accompanied by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, State and federal legislators from the area, and full of security operatives from the Army, SSS and Mobile policemen, he was received by the community leaders as he went straight to meet the Traditional Ruler of the community and the bereaved family.
Governor Uzodinma who was in sober condoled with the families who lost their loved ones, as he addressed the leaders of the community at the Eze’s Palace.
While the Governor was inside addressing the families, some boys among the aggrieved youths started to make noise accusing the security operatives of supporting the Oil companies and demand that Governor should address them too. As the security operatives tried to calm them down or control the noise, one of the youths hide behind others and threw a stone at the official vehicle of the Governor which smashed the back glass, he was immediately arrested by the security present. While this happened, Governor Hope Uzodinma was still inside the hall addressing the traditional ruler, community leaders and the bereaved family.
Contrary to the claims that the Governor was attacked, some youths were agitating against security operatives whom they claim were conniving with Oil companies to kill their people and in the process one Mr Uzochukwu Chukuwukere who is the vice chairman of Egbema Youth wing threw a stone at them which landed on the vehicle. He has been arrested and handed over to security operatives.
This is the truth and any other story is the handwork of mischief makers and political propaganda orchestrated by the Governor’s opponents who want to leverage on the current political situation in the state arising from the Supreme Court Judgement to cause distrust.
IfeanyiCy Njoku reports from Mnahu Community in Ohaji Egbema, Imo state