Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha says he has strong reasons to believe that the government of Imo State plans to demolish his family properties in Owerri, the state capital.
Zainab Mohammed, Adviser on Public Affairs to the former Imo State governor who raised the alarm Sunday, in Abuja said this is in spite of a subsisting judgement of the High Court of Imo State stopping further trespass on the said properties by agents of the state.
She further claimed that the family has incontrovertible evidence to believe that some overzealous agents of the State may have marked some of the family’s properties for demolition in the coming days and weeks.
The statement also revealed that Mohammed has alerted the police and security agencies in the state of the impending lawless act, warning that should such move crystallize, it would be in flagrant disregard of judgement of court delivered barely five months ago, on September 7th, 2020.
“Justice T. N Nzeukwu, the presiding judge, had in a ruling delivered on September 7,2020 granted prayers of the Applicants and declared that the forced entry of agents of the governor into House of FREEDA was illegal and a violation of their fundamental rights.
“The suit marked HOW/947/2019 was brought pursuant to the enforcement fundamental human right of House of FREEDA Limited, Mrs Uloma Rochas Nwosu and two others where the plaintiffs challenged the forced entry and seizure of property belonging to the family.
“Justice Nzeukwu who also slammed N240 million award for damages and another N20 million for the assault on her person specifically barred agents of the state government from further trespass on the properties.”
According to a Court judgement brandished by Mohammed, Justice Nzeukwu also gave an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents, their agents, privies, workmen or anyone mandated by the respondent from entering the said property.
“To now imagine that the government of Imo State is contemplating demolition of the same properties that was subject of litigation and judgement delivered by a competent court, is absurd to say the least” she declared.
The properties in question include; House of FREEDA situated at KM1 Port Harcourt Rd, beside Great wood Hotel, East High College, East High Academy, West Brook Hotel Ltd, El FREEDA Foundation, all located in various parts of Owerri, the Imo State Capital.