Confusion in Imo as thugs stop evacuation of refuse

Some thugs on Monday stopped the evacuation of the over one month dumped refuse along Douglas Road, Owerri in the state.

The drama started when the member representing Owerri Federal Constituency at the House of Representative, Hon Ezenwa Onyewuchi came in to clear the refuse.

As the tipper moving to the dump site, some thugs allegedly intimidated the driver and ordered the driver of the tipper to reverse and return the refuse back to Douglas Road.

This show of power triggered anger from the indigenes and non-indigenes in the area including traders from the Ekeukwu market who abandoned their businesses to demand the reason behind the order from the above.

Meanwhile, there is tension in the state capital, as everybody affected by the continued delay in the evacuation of the refuse have alleged that since the government could not dispose the refuse, the same government should not stop individuals who are willing to do it.

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