Gov warns Mbaitoli people

In what amounts to the final warning to criminals in Imo State, the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has advised those involved to desist from their evil ways and not to think that they are more powerful than government which has given them time to repent.

In a tough address to stake-holders from Mbaitoli local government in which the bulk of the criminal activities are perpetrated, the governor lamented the high rate of involvement of youths in Indian hemp consumption in the area and ordered the demolition of houses where the weed is sold.

In the same token, he threatened that the houses of parents of kidnappers would be demolished as he advised hoteliers to thoroughly check the identity of their guests warning that hotels identified to habour kidnappers and criminals would be brought down.

On the free education scheme, the governor disclosed that his government has spent much on it and stated that there is no justification for any Imo child not to go to school, adding that any father whose child does not go to school could face six months in jail.

Governor Okorocha added that court cases did not debar him from performing in his first year in office unlike his predecessors who used such alibi to justify their non-performance.

He announced the completion of the Imo State Liaison Office in Abuja abandoned since the regime of Tanko Zubairu saying that the completion had removed the “shame from the face of Imo State.”

Those who spoke, including the member representing Mbaitoli in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Victor Ndunagum, the chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Sam Ohiri and the Mbaitoli T.C. Chairman Barr Emmanuel Iheanaekwe all hailed the governor for his performance and pledged their support to him.

About the author