Shortly after work started on the removal of the pile of refuse on Douglas Road in Owerri on Monday – thanks to a House of Reps member Ezenwa Francis, a team of thugs pounced on the workers and disrupted the work.
The thugs were allegedly sent by Governor Rochas Okorocha who was said to have intentionally abandoned the pile of of refuse there for political reason.
According to a source:
“As the tipper was driving from the dump site, some thugs allegedly sent by the government, intimidated the driver and ordered him out of the tipper and returned the refuse back to Douglas Road.
“This show of power triggered anger from the indigenes and non indigenes in the area, including traders from the Ekeukwu market who abandoned their businesses to demand the reason behind the order.
“Meanwhile, there is tension in the state capital, as those affected by the continued delay in the evacuation of the refuse alleged that since the government could not dispose the refuse, it should not stop individuals who are willing to do it.
“At the time of filing this report, indigenes of Owerri were strategizing with those doing business in the area to evacuate the refuse by themselves.”