Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Imo state, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Monday told the presiding magistrate of magistrate court 4, Owerri, B.U Adikaibe, that the 14 loyalists of a former governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, who were arraigned at the court by the police, were threatening his life.
Onuegbu who supervised the sealing of the Royal Spring Estate, Owerri, owned by Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi, on Friday, told the jurist that ” since I undertook that official assignment, these persons who you have granted bail have been threatening my life.”
The Commissioner told the magistrate to note that should any harm befall him or any member of his family, the 14 defendants which included Okorocha’s Aide-de-camp, Eberendu Chimechefulam, his legislative aide at the national Assembly, Steve Asinuobi and 12 others should be held responsible.
Onuegbu said ” your lordship, I want to put on note before this honourable court that my name is Enyinnaya Onuegbu. I am the honourable Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Imo state. I want his lordship to note that these defendants you have granted bail have been threatening my life and that of the members of my family.
” Since Friday, February 19, I supervised the sealing of Royal Spring Estate, Owerri, they have been threatening my life and that of the members of my family. I want his lordship to note that these defendants should held responsible should any harm before me or any member of my family, going forward. what I did was an official assignment and I shouldn’t be vilified for it.”
The magistrate asked the Commissioner to formerly present the matter, which the Commissioner agreed to do.
The matter was then adjourned till March 18, after granting the defendants N70m bail.