youths of Adakam Amumara Ezinihitte Mbaise accuse their traditional ruler of intimidating them with security Agencies

youths of Adakam Amumara in Ezinihitte Mbaise have lamented the constant use of unknown armed men and local thugs by the traditional ruler, Eze Ositadinma Nwokocha to terrorise members of the community over his personal interests in a community land dispute currently a subject of court adjudication
In an appeal to the inspector-general of police, the youths called on the IGP to direct the AIG, zone 9 police command, umuahia to carry out prompt and unbiased investigation in order to save the people from violence and oppression by Eze Ositadinma Nwokocha. 
The youths who described themselves as representatives of elected leaders and members of Okpanku village in Adakam Amumara autonomous community in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA Imo State said their traditional ruler has on several occasions orchestrated the storming and invasion of their villages by unknown armed men who unleash mayhem, breaking down doors, assaulting, humiliating and abducting their people and taking them to the Ezinihitte Police Area Command where they are framed with false allegations and extorted of various sums of money for no known offence.
According to them, the traditional ruler uses this as a tactic to intimidate and silence their people from questioning his involvement in a land dispute in Okpanku village which is currently in court.
The accused him of also involving in illegal sand dredging business in the community rivers crisscrossing three villages and uses local armed thugs to harass and intimidate people who elected him as their Traditional Ruler.  
‘’The most recent incident of invasion by unknown armed men at the behest of the traditional ruler happened on the 30th of March, 2023.  
The traditional ruler Eze Nwokocha, for the umpteenth time, personally led a team of the armed men to Okpanku village where they broke down doors, beat up men and women, old and young and took away a young man and an over 75-year old man and headed to Obowo, a neighboring community. The armed invaders who operated in 4 Hilux trucks collected the sum of ten thousand Naira from the young man at Obowo and left him to find his way back home while they took the old man who had no money to Ezinihitte Police Area Command and dumped him in the cell.
When a member of the community contacted the Force PRO, who in turn, contacted the Imo State Police PRO, the PRO reached out to the Area Commander Ezinihitte Area Command who told the PRO that the old man was brought to him with an allegation of unlawful possession of firearms.
The PRO asked the Area Commander to either charge the man to court or transfer him to the state headquarters for discrete investigation. The next day, the old man was transferred to the state headquarters, Owerri where upon interrogation by unbiased officers, the allegation was found to be false and the traumatized old man was promptly released to go home.’’

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