Iwhreko Community Protest The Arrest Of PG By Security Agents, Shut Down Market

By Jesuovie Tekevwe


Tensiin has gripped the Iwhreko community over the arrest of the acting president general, Engr David Omotor by security agents at Oteri-Ughelli community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.


Engr David Omotor, was arrested at Isodje junction in Oteri-Ughelli while dropping his wife at her store at about 7:45am on Friday. It was gathered.

It would be recalled that the Otor-Iwhreko community has been at loggerhead over leadership tussle which has resulted to multiple arrest and court cases.

Addressing newsmen, the PRO of Iwhreko, Mr. Ejomafuvwe Emariavworhe said, I got a distress called that our president general, Engr David Omotor is being kidnapped by unknown men in mufti and was bundled into unregistered vehicle after he was brutally manhandled and beaten to stupor.

“We are not happy about the incident and that is why we barricaded the road and shut down the market in protest for our PG to be released.”

A resident of the community, Mr Emegere Ejovwokoghene who condemned the rascality, appealed the state government and Delta state commissioner of police to investigate the incident.

He said, “We have lost confidence in police because the last time one of our person was taken, those that went to incident that case at the Ughelli Area Command were detained.

“We are appealing to the local government chairman, state governor and commissioner of police Delta state to resolve the issues so that people can sleep with their eyes closed.”

Condemning the alleged kidnapped of Engr David Omotor, Chief Victor Edjelekpo berated the actions of the security agents over community affairs.

“What we see here is a mispriority on the side of the security agencies because the issue on ground is a community affair and the community has the right to elect who governs their people.

“For a while, some persons have being in the office of governance and when the people deem it fit to pass vote of no confidence, they ought to have obey and seek redress.

“But in the contrary, they go to the police and use the police agency as a means of intimidation which is very wrong.

“They have gone to the point that the courts in Ughellli have been proliferated and the Otor-Iwhreko community has over 50 court cases with one person only who has been moving from division to Area Command, to CP and zone.

“The Police Act prescribed the way and manner the (Police) should act, but i see no reason why they are not imploring it and i do not know if it is because of the monetary profit or gain they are after.

“I am appealing to the newly promoted Delta State Commissioner of Police to call his men to order by inviting whoever that is petitioned rather than bursting the people to cause confusion and disorganization.”

Contacted, the Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright said, “He was arrested by operatives from zone 5 and not kidnapped, nobody is above the law.

“The people have been talked to and the area is calm, If they have any issue, they should get their lawyers and go to zone 5 and sort themselves out, the area is calm now.” he stated.

Pix: Ughelli Market Being Shut Down By Iwhreko Community Over The Arrest PG.

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