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Detained Onoh’s son apologises to Chime

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—FORMER member of Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr.  Josef Onoh,  now in police detention for alleged verbal attacks on Governor Sullivan Chime and some of his aides,  has apologised to the Governor for the embarrassment he might have caused him by his recent media interview.

Josef, who is the last son of the late civilian Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Christian Onoh, was arrested at their Ngwo country home early last week by men of the State CID, following several petitions  written by some persons, who accused him of fraudulent practices.

He was detained at the State Police Headquarters before he was transferred to Parklane General Hospital , Enugu where he is currently being treated for an undisclosed ailment under police guard.

The Onoh family of Ngwo represented by Ozo Onoh, had on Sunday written to Governor Chime, disowning the former lawmaker over his uncomplimentary comments against the Governor and his aides, saying Josef’s comments published in a national daily, did not represent or reflect the views or opinions of the family.

The family said they were highly impressed by the giant strides so far taken by the Governor to develop Enugu state and as such, could not have been part of any move to castigate the Governor, whom they described as their “illustrious in-law.”

In the same vein, Josef himself personally wrote the Governor and his Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, yesterday apologizing over his comments against the Governor and his aide, saying he was misquoted and misinformed prior to the said interview.


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