Community sues for peace, warns against subversion of constitution
The people of Eziowa Aguobu Owa community, Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State have called for the restoration of peace and progress in the community. According to them, the presence of peace will prevent a wide-scale strife and anarchy within the community and its environs.
An indigene, Chibuzo Ani, speaking on behalf of other youths of the community said crisis within the community started when the indigenes asked questions about happenings in the community, especially how members remained in abject poverty with rampant insecurity, despite government’s effort to extend dividends of democracy to the people.
“The crisis came to a head when some youths from the area, in a state of desperation looking for means of livelihood, were caught trespassing on another community’s land and illegally selling white sands excavated from the land, allegedly on the authority of the community ruler.
“The community monarch denies this allegation, insisting that he had no hand in the excavation and illegal sale of sands. The police have waded into this imbroglio and are investigating this case. As a result, the case was transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Enugu,” Ani said.
He noted that in a desperate bid to stall the case and sweep the matter under the carpet, some influential persons are casting aspersions on the personalities challenging the illegality of the excavation.