Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has denied reports that Ebubeagu security outfit was involved in destroying people’s property in the state.
In an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, Commissioner for Border, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, said the security outfit is not involved in the demolition of properties.
Okoro-Emegha said that the security outfit was solely concerned with protecting the lives and property of citizens and not demolishing such.
He said the ministry of Capital City Development which has its own task force is responsible for such demolition.
There were several petitioners who testified against the state Commissioner for Capital City Development, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, during a public hearing organised by the state House of Assembly concerning reports of such destruction.
Some residents had also alleged that the local security outfit was involved in the demolition exercise and needed explanations on such activities.
Reports have it that Nwebonyi had shunned the House summons to explain his alleged role in the reported demolition of property belonging to citizens of the state.
“Mrs Lilian Nwachukwu, Chairman of the House committee investigating reports of such demolitions, confirmed that Nwebonyi had repeatedly shunned the committees summon.
“You can see that we have concluded the session and Nwebonyi was absent.
“We, however, listened to all the petitioners and assured them that all claims would be thoroughly investigated and appropriate recommendations made.
“We also urged them to submit relevant documents to substantiate their claims,” she said.
Source: Naija News