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Oruku community petitions Jonathan over Police harassment

By Tony Edike

ENUGU— LEADERS of Oruku community in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State have appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the communal feud between them and their Umuode neighbours and stop further harassment of Oruku natives by officers of Nigeria Police Force.

The community also urged the Federal Government to direct the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, and his Umuode kindred to respect the Rule of Law pending the determination of the suits in courts over the land dispute between the two communities.

In a letter dated 9 June 2010, entitled, Report About Continued Harassment of Oruku Citizens in Nkanu East Local Government of Enugu State by Inspector-General of Police, the community said the latest invitation extended to some leaders of Oruku by Enugu State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Zarewa, asking them to report to his office today (Monday), was allegedly intended to detain, harass and intimidate them for no just cause.

Chairman of Nkanu East Council, Mr. Ejike Ani; a Permanent Secretary in Enugu State Ministry of Lands, Mrs. C. E. Okenwa, and Mr. Moses Okoh, Head of Personnel Management in Enugu West Development Centre, had been invited in connection with alleged case of murder and arson.


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