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BREAKING: Imo leaders ask Buhari to probe Owerri killings


Leaders of Imo State have known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to institute a commission of inquiry into the killing of 4 investors with the aid of safety operatives all through the demolition of the famous Ekeukwu Market in Owerri on Friday.

The Imo leaders who addressed the click in Abuja on Tuesday blanketed Chief Sam Obaze, the immediately past Chairman of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Mr. Sam Amadi, and the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Candidate for Owerri Senatorial District in the 2015 trendy elections, Mr. Uche Onyeguacha and others.

Spokesman for the institution, Obaze, lamented the killing of a 10-year-antique boy, Somtochukwu Igboanusi, of No nine Oguamanam Street,  Owerri, by security operatives deployed to put in force the demolition of the market.


Obaze also known as on the individuals of the Imo State House of Assembly to start impeachment complaints in opposition to Governor Rochas Okorocha beneath whose directive the marketplace turned into demolished.

He stated that Okorocha had displayed incompetence within the area of governance and should therefore surrender his exalted function as governor of the country.

Obaze alleged that Okorocha issued a directive to demolish the market in violation of the orders of the Imo State High Court which constrained the government from carrying out the cause to demolish the marketplace.

The Imo leaders displayed the court orders dated September nine, 2016, in which Justice SI Opara of the Owerri High Court confined the the authorities from demolishing or destroying the marketplace pending the determination of fit between representatives of the investors and the nation authorities.

He stated that it became improbable to set up the army to implement a market demolition which was predicted to be characterised through civil protest.

He blamed the police and the navy for his or her “gross indiscretion” within the alleged murder of the 4 buyers for the duration of the demolition on Friday.

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