Ebonyi ex-commissioner laments alleged looting, vandalism of his school property

Mr Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, a former Commissioner for Education in Ebonyi, lamented alleged looting and vandalism of his property by hoodlums.

Chibueze-Agbo disclosed in an interview the News of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

Chibueze-Agbo, is the proprietor of Royal Comprehensive College, Mandate and Royal Demonstration Nursery and Primary Schools, located at Ezzamgbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area, sealed by Ebonyi Government.

He alleged science equipment, computers and other vital instructional materials in the two secondary schools were either vandalised or looted.

Chibueze-Agbo accused the , guarding the schools of doing little to ensure adequate of property after the schools were sealed by Ebonyi Government for alleged tax evasion.

“The report we have is our science laboratory, computers and other valuable instructional materials including some classroom blocks in our two secondary schools currently under seal have been either looted or vandalised.

“We carried out discreet investigation and confirmed the report to be true and accordingly reported the incident at the Ohaukwu Divisional Headquarters, Ezzamgbo.

“The looting and vandalism took place while the property were under occupation after they were sealed.

“Sadly, till date, nothing been heard the police and perpetrators of the dastardly act have neither been arrested nor unmasked for the law to take its cause.

“Our to ownership of the property have not been revoked nor the property forfeited to the state government, hence it remains the duty of the police to check illegal encroachment into the property”, Chibueze-Agbo said.

He further appealed to the police, enforcing the state government’s seal order to guarantee 24-hour security surveillance to deter hoodlums gaining into the property.

Meanwhile, Mrs Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebonyi Police Command, said the command was yet to receive report of any alleged looting and vandalism at the said property Chibueze-Agbo or the division.

“We are yet to receive report and the proper procedure is for Chibueze-Agbo to petition a higher police authority instead of speaking to the .

“Of what need is reporting to the going to be under situation? What he should have done was to bring a report to any of the superior commands, that he reported the matter at divisional police level and nothing was done.

“The superior police authority will then investigate why the division did not do  anything about it.

“Anyway, my not been briefed, I am yet to receive any such report,’’ Odah said.

News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three schools were sealed since 2017, while Chibueze-Agbo dragged the state government to court to challenge the action. (NAN)

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