Residents of Ovumnte group in Ebonyi State have submitted a petition to the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, CP Philip Sule Maku, over the forceful and unlawful buying of their land by ex-Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim.
The residents acknowledged that Anyim had efficiently purchased over Daniel Nwonu, DPO in control of Ivo Divisional Police Station, who allegedly assisted him by intimidating and arresting respectable landowners.
The landowners within the Ovumnte group had additionally engaged in a peaceable protest towards using thugs and conduct of the DPO and his policemen who have been alleged to be sponsored by Anyim to intimidate members of the Ovumnte group.
Within the “Save Our Souls” petition submitted on the Workplace of the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State, on Tuesday, the residents accused Anyim and the Police DPO of “forcible entry, willful and malicious destruction of property, disobedience to the order of the court docket, assault occasioning hurt, abuse of public workplace, illegal arrest, false imprisonment and conduct prone to trigger a breach of peace.”
They acknowledged that in January 2020, Anyim, within the firm of Chinedu Nicholas Makwe, Peter Ajah, Livinus Ukah, Godfrey Anyim and others, forcibly entered and launched into the destruction of Ovumnte-Amagu lands in Ishiagu, Ivo Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State.
They famous that following the destruction, a authorized continuing was filed on the Excessive Court docket of Ebonyi State.
“Consequently, the court docket ordered that the established order needs to be maintained by the events to the swimsuit pending the willpower of the swimsuit,” the petition famous.
The petitioners are praying the Commissioner of Police to “prosecute the culprits, together with Anyim Pius Anyim, Chinedu Nicholas Makwe, Peter Ajah, Livinus Ukah, Godfrey Anyim, and others, who’re at present violating the orders of the Excessive Court docket in Swimsuit No: HSK/6/2020 by destroying their farms together with crops, palm bushes and different financial bushes, that are their solely technique of livelihood in keeping with the relevant legal legal guidelines of Nigeria.”
In addition they demanded that the unprofessional conducts of Mr Daniel Nwonu as DPO needs to be investigated and that he needs to be appropriately sanctioned as a matter of urgency.