BreakingNews August 3, 2013 - Crime: Obi Talks Tough, Demolishes Hotel where Human Heads Were Found

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – Gov. Obi said that his Government would not rest in order to system the dwindling crime in the State. He made this comments while personally supervising the demolition of  Upper Class Hotel, Onitsha where two fresh human heads, arms and ammunition were discovered. Governor Peter Obi personally supervised the demolition of the three storey structure at 8 Old Market Road, Onitsha.

 

Governor Obi said the State Government had also confiscated all assets belonging to the owner of the hotel who he said had been arrested together with his staff. He explained that the action was in line with the policy of his administration to sustain the fight against crime and criminality.

 

The Governor made clear that government will not relent in its resolve to flush out hoodlums from all parts of the State and will continue to knock down property belonging to criminals."I am aware some would rather want us to convert those property for use for public purposes, but I tell you, acquiring those property and knocking them down is psychological more beneficial because the weight of the punishment is proportional to how much fear it engenders in people to run away from crime", he said.

 

In their separate speeches the Transition Committee Chairman, Onitsha North, Mr. Eddie Okosi;  and his Onitsha South, Mr. Ugochukwu Ezeani said the Government was already winning the war against criminals. They said that Onitsha had been rebranded by the Governor by good work and his ability to restore the lost glory of the town.

 

Some residents of the area who spoke to the Press,  Osondu Ugwu, Osita Akuma, Patrick ThankGod, Chike Nnevo and Chioma Nwokei commented the courage and political will of the Governor in liberating the State from the claws of criminals. 

 

They enjoined others involved in such gory business to turn a new leaf and or face such consequences.

 

*Photo Caption – Governor Peter Obi in front of Upper Class Hotel as demolition of the hotel was in progress.

 
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