A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has instituted the construction of an ultramodern complex for the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
1st News gathered that this scheme by Okorocha would be situated in Enugu, as part of his initiatives to ensure that the Igbo body has a good place to call its own.
This disclosure was made by the spokesman of Okorocha, Jones Onwuasoanaya, on Friday, October 30.
“Primed to be among the best sociocultural complexes anywhere in Nigeria when completed, the Ohaneze Ndigbo Complex is positioned to be a center for intellectual discourses and cultural exchanges to promote the rich cultural values of Ndigbo and further unite Nigerians by encouraging equity, competence, and harmony in the Nigerian polity while advancing the political, economic and cultural interests of Ndigbo,” the statement reads.
“The Imo West Senator inspected the site of the complex; with some of his aides and Igbo leaders who are enthralled by the vision behind the gigantic edifice; as well as the patriotic zeal of its initiator.
“Work will resume in earnest at the site, soonest.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Olumide Akpata, on Thursday, October 29, revealed his displeasure at the arrest and parade of suspected looters and curfew defaulters by the Nigerian Police without arraignment in courts as required by law.
According to Akpata, this development was a clear indication that the police hierarchy has failed to get the message; and/or is paying lip service to the calls for holistic police reforms by the #EndSARS protesters.
The NBA Chairman made this assertion in response to reports of police refusal to arraign suspected looters during #EndSARS crisis; as well as those who defaulted curfew imposed by governments in different states of the country.
Akpata said: ”I have in the past 24 hours received several calls & complaints from lawyers and Nigerians generally about the recent public parade of hundreds of persons arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police on the suspicion of taking part in the looting and destruction of public buildings and private businesses and/or for contravening the curfew declared by various State Governors in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests that unfortunately turned violent.
“As I have continuously maintained, the Nigeria Bar Association is completely opposed to any act of arson; vandalism; destruction of public; or private assets; or other forms of force or violence.