Enugu govt sues for peace in Ogbozinne-Akpugo community
The Chairman, Judicial Commission of inquiry into the civil disturbances at Ogbozinne Akpugo Autonomous Community, Nkanu West local government area Retired Justice Ben Agbata has assured the people of the community of the state government’s genuine effort in ensuring that peace is restored in the area.
Retired Justice Agbata who gave the assurance when he led members of the panel on a fact-finding mission to the community on Thursday said no meaningful development will thrive in an atmosphere of rancour.
Recalled that Enugu state government on Friday, July 13 2018 inaugurated the commission of inquiry to among other things unravel the remote and immediate causes of the civil disturbances in the community that led to the death of their monarch, Stephen Nwatu and consequent destruction of property.
The commission chairman, Retired Justice Agbata while addressing the community after touring the affected buildings urged them to embrace peace and remain calm for the progress of their community.
Retired Justice Agbata also promised them that the commission after investigation will give appropriate recommendation to the state government that will help in finding lasting solution to the crisis.
Some of the people that testified before the commission including Ejiofor Okafor, Comfort Nwobodo as well as a British citizen Sandra Ilodibe narrated their experiences.
The commission also visited the compound of the late monarch where only the compound keeper was found as no member of the immediate family was around.
As the commission concludes its fact finding tour, it is expected that the findings would assist them articulate various oral reports received during the public hearing to achieve its mandate.