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Ugwuanyi swears in panel members over monarch’s death


Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has sworn in a seven-man judicial commission of inquiry to unravel the cause of the recent civil disturbance that occurred in Ogbozinne Akpugo Autonomous community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, which led to the death of the Traditional Ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu and destruction of property.

Swearing in members of the commission chaired by a retired Judge, Ben Agbata, Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his deputy, Cecilia Ezeilo, stated that the exercise was in keeping with his promise to set up a judicial panel to determine the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances and to make appropriate recommendations.

Other members of the commission include Damian U. Opata; Chudi O. Ozokolo; Anselm Onyimonyi; Clara Ngozi Agbo; Kennis Ngene (secretary) and Onochie Ngwu Obinna (counsel to the commission).


Ugwuanyi, while expressing confidence that members of the commission would deploy their wealth of experience, disclosed that the panel has twelve weeks to submit its report.

Responding, Agbata, on behalf of other members, thanked Ugwuanyi for the opportunity to serve the state and pledged to discharge their duties efficiently to the satisfaction of the public.

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