Ebonyi State Commissioner for Capital Territory Development, Barrister Onyekachi Nwebonyi has shunned invitation by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, describing them as illiterates.
9news Nigeria had reported that the Commissioner was invited by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly to come and explain reasons for the destruction of vehicles of Ebonyians.
Speaking with 9NEWS NIGERIA on the condition of anonymity, a resident of Abakaliki said the Commissioner despite being invited by the House of Assembly has demolished more houses. He described the Commissioner as being power drunk.
He pleaded with Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State to call the Commissioner to order before he will cause crisis in Abakaliki.
Another resident, Nelson Chikaodili Igbokwe,
also decried the heinous act of the Ebonyi State Commissioner.
He said : “This demolished and scrapped building you are seeing here is located at No.12 Okposi Street off Nkaliki road, Abakaliki. It was a twelve roomed apartment rented out to tenants who occupied all the rooms and without space. It was recently demolished by Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi led team of Ebonyi State Capital Territory Development Agency without prior notice to either the owner of the building nor the occupants of the house.”
“It may interest you to note also that this building has been erected at the said location for over 20years today and was equally legally occupied. Information gathered has it that, the building was neither causing any obstruction nor was there any tangible reason given for the said demolition.”
“This leaves me with no choice than to wonder how most of our legal luminary appointees of this present government has resorted into thuggery and became tyrants with unfathomable wickedness of highest degree. Is this Nwebonyi the first Commissioner to grace Ebonyi Capital Territory? How did we get here?. The worst of it all is that all this destructions is targeted on the poor Ebonyians who has been struggling to survive under this hard economic situations in this country.”
“I want to use this medium to prevail on the Governor as the father of the State to call this rampaging Commissioner to order and stop him from further destruction of peoples properties so as not to bring to disrepute the great achievements of his adminstration.”