By ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—GOVERNOR Theodore Orji of Abia State has called on the people of Umunneochi Local Government Area whose traditional ruler was recently murdered by unknown persons, to maintain peace and allow the security agencies conduct proper investigation into the matter.
Transition Committee, TC, Chairman of the Council; Mr. Dan Okoli was arrested and taken to Abuja for questioning since two weeks over the death of the traditional ruler, Eze Iroha Nwankwo.
Addressing a large turnout of Umunnochi people who visited him at the Government House, Umuahia, to thank him for appointing Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, state Commissioner for Information, Governor Orji told them to be peaceful and pray that the culprits would be caught.
According to him, the chairman was nominated by the entire traditional rulers in the area who vouched for his good character and described as “unfortunate” what is happening in the area.
He said: “It is sad that your TC is not here. Pray that he returns. The traditional rulers nominated him. They wrote it down that they wanted him. What is happening in your place is unfortunate. You know the truth, you know your people well. What we want is peace.”