In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, May, 2020

Drama As Indignant Youths Burn Ebonyi Commissioner’s Home, Banish Her Husband

Drama As Angry Youths Burn Ebonyi Commissioner's House, Banish Her Husband

Picture credit score: The Nation

In line with The Nation, irate youths of  Elugwu Ettam Neighborhood in Okpuitumo Ikwo Native authorities space of Ebonyi state on the weekend set ablaze the nation dwelling of Celestine Okah.

Okah is the husband of Ebonyi Commissioner for Housing and City Growth, Wendy Uchechi Okah.

In line with a supply, the incident occurred on Saturday.

The supply stated Okah was accused of involvement in some crimes locally, which he vehemently denied.

His denials didn’t cease his summoning by the neighborhood’s village head who ordered him to swear an oath to show his innocence in step with the customs and traditions of the neighborhood.

However, Okah, it was gathered, refused to swear to the oath.

He as a substitute resorted to calling the eye of the Police.

His refusal and involvement of the Police infuriated the youths round who pounced on him earlier than shifting to the placement of his home the place they vandalised and set the property ablaze.

Not accomplished, the youths proceeded to burn one other constructing belonging to a different member of the neighborhood whose little one is called after the Commissioner

By the point the Police acquired to the scene, the destruction had been carried out. However they succeeded in rescuing Okah and whisked him out of the world.

The neighborhood, it was learnt, warned the Police to take Okah out of the neighborhood, warning him to not enter the neighborhood once more.

Police Spokesman, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident.

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She stated the Police was in a position to rescue the sufferer.

Mrs. Odah famous that when the Police went again on Sunday, the Neighborhood dug a deep trench to forestall them from accessing the neighborhood.

She famous that the Police was in a position to restore order within the space and have warned the neighborhood to toe the road of peace to settle no matter dispute they might have with the sufferer.

The sufferer whereabout couldn’t be ascertained at press time. Calls to his Cellphone traces weren’t answered.

His spouse and Commissioner for Housing and City Growth, Mrs Uchechi Wendy Okah, refused to react on the difficulty when our reporter referred to as her on cellphone.

“I don’t wish to make any remark for now,” stated the Commissioner in an emotion- laden voice.

Commissioner for Inside Safety and Border Peace, Stanley Okoro Emegha questioned why the neighborhood would take the legal guidelines into their palms.

He stated the State Authorities has waded into the matter with a view to amicably settling the matter.

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