Indigenes of Orlu under the aegis of Orlu Gong/Orlu Peoples Assembly (OPA) have condemned in strong terms Sunday’s invasion of St. Peter’s Anglicans Church, Eziama Obaire and the arrest of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Nwosu was attending Sunday’s outing church service of his mother who was buried on December 22 when gun wielding men stormed the church and took him away
Speaking to our correspondent, the Chairman Board of Directors of Orlu Gong/Orlu Peoples Assembly, Chief Fidel Anujuo, said that the attack on a house of God is sacrilegious.
He said that Nwosu as a worthy son of Orlu deserved a better treatment and described the action as a poor public relations for the police and Imo state government.
He said, “That the action was highly condemnable and remained condemned.
It has now become a public relation disaster not only for Nigeria Police but also for the Imo government and its governor who remained mute when it ought to have condemned not only the desecration of the holy place but the infringement of Mr. Uche Nwosu’s right.
“The harassment of Mrs. Okorocha, a former first lady and debasement her daughter was distasteful.
I’m afraid Imo is gradually sliding into abyss.
It is only the governor and the people that can halt this uncomfortable and abysmal situation we have unfortunately find ourselves in.
“Mr Nwosu is a great Orlu son and should not have been treated like a common criminal.
The watery apology from the spokesperson of the governor seems to me an afterthought,” the statement added.