Abakaliki — The alleged kidnap of the previous Coordinator of Anuagata Improvement Centre of Ohaozara Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State by suspected hoodlums, Thursday night has continued to generate a lot of ripples and combined reactions throughout varied segments of the State.
The event additional degenerated into varied types of accusation and counter-accusations from the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, All Progressives Congress, APC, and politicians within the State.
It was gathered that the sufferer who is without doubt one of the key leaders of the G64 that appeared on AIT final week was allegedly kidnapped on his manner again from a Guardian Academics Affiliation, PTA assembly that came about in Authorities Faculty, Okposi, in Ohaozara LGA of the State.
The PDP, in an announcement, accused the State Authorities and State Commissioner of Police of complicity within the matter.
“If Amos is just not launched, then everyone knows that the necessity for self defence has change into eminent and the Commissioner of Police is incapable of defending lives and properties of Ebonyi individuals. Solely his removing can restore confidence within the police as he has change into a politician.”
However in a fast response, the State Commissioner for Info, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji described the purported kidnap saga because the PDP Publicity Secretary’s “grand design by his syndicate of political howlers to trigger rigidity within the state and incite public hatred on a authorities they maintain in a really excessive esteem.”
In line with him: “We now have it on good authority that hundreds of thousands of Naira have been voted to those conscienceless fellows to hatch and execute unprintable atrocities and to maintain social media and different media platforms busy with unthinkable fabrications towards the State Authorities, with a view to attacking the hard-earned fame of our expensive Governor and the testimonials of his nice accomplishments.
“We subsequently dissociate and distance ourselves as Authorities from the ideas and claims of those PDP officers, who for pecuniary and political causes have covenanted with the opposition forces to unleash falsehood on the State Authorities. “
The APC and the Commissioner for Info additional accused Hon. Linus Okorie, the previous member who represented Ohaozara/Onicha/ Ivo Federal Constituency on the Home Home of Representatives (2011-2019), of getting concerned within the transfer to run down the picture of the Governor for pecuniary functions.
Reacting, Hon. Okorie denied the allegation of his involvement and and “problem the Ebonyi APC and its Publicity Secretary to go public with proof substantiating its varied allegations towards me and the Ebonyi state chapter of the PDP on this heinous crime.”
“I want to state unequivocally that the allegation is fake, concocted, infantile, unfounded, unintelligent, imbecilic and, evidently, a hole decoy supposed to divert the eye of the general public and safety businesses from in any other case credible leads pointing strongly within the course of the APC, its members and authorities within the state.
“I problem the Ebonyi APC and its Publicity Secretary to go public with proof substantiating its varied allegations towards me and the Ebonyi state chapter of the PDP on this heinous crime. Because the ruling occasion within the state, it beggers cause that it has a lot proof of the motive and particulars of a kidnap but has carried out nothing to rescue the sufferer so he can narrate his story to the police to facilitate the arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
“With out preempting the eventual end result of ongoing investigations by the police and different safety businesses, I’m satisfied that whoever authored or approved that jaundiced press launch of the APC is aware of the abductors and whereabouts of Amos Ogbonnaya, and needs to be held to account.
“Lastly, I hereby make myself accessible to the police and different safety businesses at any time in the middle of their investigation of this heinous crime. On the similar time, let me sound a transparent notice of intention to pursue my proper to guard my identify and hard-earned integrity towards the purveyors of this felony allegation, ought to it lastly be confirmed that it’s false and unfounded. “
Additionally, the All Progressives Congress, APC in an announcement by its Publicity Secretary, Ogbuatu Chidi Simbad accused PDP of being the mastermind of the alleged kidnap of Barr. Amos.
“Most people must also be placed on discover that it’s the PDP that kidnapped their very own man and tortured him, and turned spherical to accuse the Ebonyi State Authorities to hide their crime by shifting culpability, however they’ve failed.
“The safety businesses too ought to arrest and interrogate the individuals talked about within the kidnap saga with a view to extracting extra data that would result in the whereabouts of the so-called Amos.
“Allow us to make it categorically clear that bringing the nice identify of our hardworking and Progressive Governor of their countless gimmicks to deceive Ebonyians to whip up sentiments and undeserved sympathy is what we cannot tolerate.”
Contacted through the Police WhatsApp platform, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah referred to as on the household of the sufferer to make helpful data accessible to the Police regarding the abduction.
“Yeah the Police is at all times been accused and we’re not fearful about that; a very powerful factor is for the household of the sufferer to do needful by offering helpful data to the police, for attainable rescuing of the sufferer and apprehension of the Perpetrators.”
Because the transfer for the discharge of the sufferer is being intensified within the State, it’s believed that the sufferer would quickly be launched in no distant time.
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