Man loses property for telling the truth in Imo State

……Raises alarm over threats to life
Mr. Ezeh Silva Chukwuyeremka hails from Amadaba Ibiasoegbe Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State. He was born to the family of Mr. Festus Ezeh.
Narrating the incident that led to the several threats to his life, Eze said:
“I travelled to my home town, Ibiasoegbe on 26th April 2019 and on 29th April 2019, the Elder of my community, Joseph Okolie summoned a meeting. At the meeting, it was a land issue involving Mr. Bernard Okolie and Mr. Peter Dunonye. When I was called upon to testify between Bernard and Peter, whom, I share boundary with, I simply told them truth, which is to the best of my knowledge, Bernard Okolie. After the meeting, I left and returned to my base in Lagos.
However, on 30th April, I received a phone call from my Elder sister, Stella Ohika who informed me that some group of hoodlums invaded my compound, in search of me and that they angrily demolished my house when they could not find me. I later called the Elder of my community to verify the story, and he confirmed that my house had been demolished by unknown men.”
Ezeh said since after his house was demolished, he had been receiving threatening calls from a group who declared themselves as militants headed by one Mr. Michael Otombolo.
He said they demanded the sum of N100,000,000 or they would kill him, his wife and his entire family to serve as a deterrent to him for testifying against one of their members (Peter).
“Most worrisome is the fact that I have been receiving several calls that described my location at any given time. So I have no rest and I cannot sleep in my house because of fear. As I am talking to you now, I sleep inside my car and sometimes in the church, even my family is not safe.”
An Elder of the community who pleaded anonymity for fear of being hounded or killed confirmed the incident.
When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibiasoegbe, also confirmed the incident and said that the matter is under investigation.

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