Stop planned demolition of Okorocha’s properties, Imo Govt urged



Ms Zainab Mohammed, Adviser to Sen. Rochas Okorocha on Public Affairs, has called on agents of Imo Government to stop planned demolition of properties belonging to family of Okorocha.

Mohammed made call on Sunday while with journalists in Abuja.

She said that call followed court order stopping agent of the government from further trespass on the said properties.

“Justice T. N Nzeukwu of High Court of Imo had, in a ruling delivered on Sept. 7, 2020, granted prayers of the Applicants.

“He declared forced entry of the agents of the governor into the House of FREEDA was illegal and a violation of fundamental rights.

“The suit marked HOW/947/2019 was  brought pursuant to the enforcement of fundamental human right of House of FREEDA Limited, Mrs Uloma Rochas Nwosu.

“And two others where the plaintiffs challenged the forced entry and seizure of property belonging to the family.

“The properties are at Issue House of FREEDA situated at KM1 Port Harcourt , beside Greatwood Hotel, East High College, East High Academy, West Brook Hotel Ltd., El FREEDA Foundation, all located in various parts of Owerri, Imo Capital,” Mohammed said.

She said it was unfortunate if the state governor was aware of the impunity by agents of the state government.

“There is a subsisting court order barring the government from entering these properties.

will amount to a government encouraging lawlessness and resort to self-help, which are features of a lawless society, if they authorised these trespassers,” Mohammed said. (NAN)