Sunday, 14 July 2013

Community Leadership Tussle: Emeka Offor Arrests Local Community Leader

A local community leader in Oraifite Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, Bonny Okonkwo was yesterday arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) yesterday at his Amusa street residence Ilasa Lagos.

According to an eye-witness account, men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrived at his residence at 5:00 Am, but the community leader was not available. He later returned around 9:00 Am and they subsequently arrested and flown him to Abuja.

Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the arrest order was issued by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar after a petition by business mogul Sir Emeka Offor.

Emeka Offor in his petition alleged that Bonny Okonkwo wrote series of email messages to prominent Oraifite Indigenes accusing him of operating a kidnapping syndicate in the South Eastern part of the country.

Further investigation by our correspondent reveals that Bonny Okonkwo’s ordeals may not be unconnected with the protracted leadership tussle between him and Emeka Offor over the soul of Ifite-Oraifite Progressive Union (Lagos Branch).

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