There are growing fears that Mgbuoshimini Community, Rumueme in Obio Akpor Local Government Area may be thrown into yet another crisis if issues emanating from the community are not urgently addressed and abated.
This follows a petition to the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka by Mr. Fred Ikegwuonu Chukwu accusing activist Livingstone Buduka Wechie and OSPAC, a local security outfit, of alleged unlawful activities and potential threats to peace in Mgbuosimini Community,
Represented by his lawyer, Godswill S. Okuru Esq of Damian O. Okoro (SAN) and Associates, Mr. Chukwu is seeking immediate intervention of the police to curb alleged actions of OSPAC and Mr. Wechie, accused of engaging in conducts that could lead to chaos and a breach of peace.
In the petition which was dated June 23, 2023, Mr. Chukwu alleged that on June 10, 2023, the OSPAC on the instruction of Wechie invaded his property unprovoked and started shooting indiscriminately and sporadically, forcing all the tenants to flee the property.
“It needs to be stated categorically that the landed property occupied by our client’s tenants is undisputedly the bonafide property of our client”, said Mr. Chukwu, through his lawyer, adding that the matter was reported to the Agip Road Police Station, Port Harcourt
“It is apposite to mention that there has been no report of criminal activities of any sort on the property to warrant the rather disturbing visit and actions of OSPAC”, he said, adding that the situation has psychologically affected his tenants who have refused to return to their abode, despite assurances from the police.
The Petitioner therefore urged the Police Commissioner to swiftly intervene and address the concerns raised in the petition.
However, in a swift response to the petition filed by Mr. Fred Chukwu, Livingstone Wechie vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
He instead turned the tables, pointing fingers at the petitioner and three others, alleging that the house is question belonged to his mother but turned to “a criminal hideout by the petitioner and his gang”.
“The land in question belonged to my mother. It is my mother’s land handed over to my mum by her late aunt in her dying declaration”, Wechie said, calling for thorough investigation in order to bring the truth to light.