Members of the Sand Sellers Multi-purpose Co-operative Society Ltd have accused the Peoples Democratic Occasion Chairman of Oshimili South Native Authorities Space of Delta State, Mr Ogbueshi Dada Okonji, and his associates, Mr Victor Nnalue and Mr Dumnebi Eluaka of terrorising them.
They claimed the PDP chieftain influenced the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, to order law enforcement officials to randomly arrest and terrorise members of the commerce society.
The commerce affiliation revealed that whereas 4 members of the commerce society have been allegedly shot to dying on the orders of Okonji, 9 of them have been jailed for seven years earlier than they have been discharged of all allegations by the courtroom.
In addition they revealed that two of their members have been arrested in 2011 and have but to be arraigned in courtroom whilst they complained that their whereabouts have been unknown.
The merchants additionally accused the police of conniving with the PDP Chieftain to flagrantly disobey a subsisting judgment of the Federal Excessive Court docket.
They mentioned, “Mr Ogbueshi Dada Okonji, his cohorts and their tribesmen have tried to kill our chief Mr Mbadiwe Ossai (alias Jah Dave).
“They mentioned they’ll by no means enable an Isoko man to personal or do any enterprise within the seashores in Asaba, regardless of the Federal Excessive Court docket judgment.
“Whereas on the federal jail Ogwashi-uku in 2011 to 2018, Mr Ogbueshi Dada Okonji offered our chief’s landed properties to his buddies with the help of police, then got here mocking and boasting to our chief that we are going to rot in jail.
“They boasted that the Governor of Delta State, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, was conscious of our detention and in help of their atrocities, that’s why our bail was rejected. After spending seven years and three months in jail, 9 of us have been discharged and acquitted of the 4 counts on November 28, 2018 by Hon Justice M. O Omovie of Excessive Court docket 5 Asaba. We gained all of the circumstances however all of the judgement and courtroom orders granted in our favour, haven’t been stayed, appealed in opposition to or put aside by any Attraction Court docket in Nigeria, so they continue to be legitimate and subsisting until date.
“Mr Ogbueshi Dada Okonji and his cohorts shot to dying 4 of our members – Mr Jerome Abi, Mr Kelechi Nmaku, Mr Austin Duru and Mr Chukwuma Emordi Okolotu – and likewise inflicted extreme accidents on our chief, Mr Mbadiwe Ossai, and lots of of our members in 2011.
“Two of our members– Mr Louis Opiah & Mr Emma Lisa– have been arrested by A.C.P Chike Nwabuwa and a staff of the Police drive Headquarters Abuja since 2011 however haven’t been seen both lifeless or alive until date.
“Our chief, his household and our members now reside in exile – in Nigeria.
“We’re pleading with all women and men of God, human rights teams, Delta State Authorities and the Federal Authorities to return to our help and restore the dignity of rule of regulation which have been rubbished by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz M. Inuwa.
“We urge the Inspector Basic of Police to offer us justice on this matter by personally directing the Delta State Commissioner of police to obey the courtroom orders and his directives.
“We additionally need the police to deliver to guide Mr Ogbueshi Dada Okonj, Mr Victor Nnalue, Mr Dumnebi Eluaka and to keep away from anarchy that’s looming.”