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Relief Market women accuse Uzodinma’s aide of assault

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Merchants, principally girls, on the Aid Market Owerri Fruit Part I on Wednesday accused the Interim Administration Committee, IMC, Chairman of Owerri Municipal, Ambrose Nkwodima, of assaulting them and destroying their items.

One of many victims of the alleged assault, Mrs. Emelda Onwubuariri, who sustained a severe damage on her proper eye, informed DAILY POST that the IMC Chairman repeatedly slapped her at the marketplace for asking why her items have been destroyed.

She mentioned the governor’s aide informed them to report back to excessive heavens as he got here to hold out the governor’s briefs as council chairman.

“The IMC chairman mobilized armed safety operatives, numbering twelve, and plenty of boys with the OC income into the market as early as 6:00 am that fateful Sunday morning to start constructing of shops at parts designated Open Areas for Fruit Merchants,” she mentioned.

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One other sufferer, a watermelon vendor, Mrs. Chidinma Emeh, decried the continued molestations by the native authorities and their brokers, lamenting how state authorities appointees may take legal guidelines into their arms, claiming that the governor approved their actions.

She mentioned she acquired the beating of her life for describing the IMC chairman’s transfer as towards resolutions they’d with the Imo State Lawyer-Normal and Commissioner for Justice Akaolisa within the presence of the Ministry of Commerce, Commerce, and Industries officers a while in the past.

Efforts made to succeed in Nkwodima for remark didn’t yield any consequence as he didn’t choose calls nor reply to textual content messages.

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