Leaders of Abagana, headquarters of Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, have written the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, stating that the 23 person paraded by the Anambra State Commissioner for Police, Samuel Okaula, are not terrorists.
This is as the community accused the commissioner for Police of having been compromised in the land dispute between Abagana and Ukpo Communities.
The leaders, under the auspices of Abagana Welfare Union, also asked the police boss to investigate oil tycoon, Prince Authur Eze, for allegedly terrorizing the residents of the town using Mr Okaula, Area Commander, Awka, as well as the Divisional Police Officers in charge of Abagana and Ukpo.
In the petition dated 29th August, 2016, Abagana Welfare Union through their lawyer, Emma Ifeadike, said they were constrained to draw the Inspector General’s attention to mounting threats to the peace, law and order of Abagana community by the Commissioner for Police, Anambra State, Mr Samuel Okaula, the Area Commander (Awka) ACP Longe, as well as the divisional police officers in charge of Dunukofia and Njikoka LGAs by their bid to forcefully take over the ancestral land of Abagana community, at the instigation of Prince Arthur Eze.”
The petition, which was signed on behalf of the union by Emma Ifeadike Esq noted that “the aforementioned police officers, who ought to be officers of the law have, quite regrettably, become pawns on the chessboard of this moneybags whose cliché is, every man has a price and that when money talks, bullshit works.
“The genesis of this is a lingering land dispute between Abagana and Ukpo towns. Even though the expanse of land historically belongs to Abagana, the people of Ukpo led by Prince Authur Eze and his brother, the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Robert Eze, have been laying claim to the land- the same way they have been falsely laying claims to parcels of land belonging to Enugwu-Agidi and Abba towns.