The Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 13, Ukpo, Anambra state, Mr Danmallam Mohammed has warned youths in the state against being used by desperate politicians to destabilise the already existing peace in the country.
Mohammed gave the advice when he received some stakeholders from Ukpo community, stressing that youths should always use dialogue to resolve issues within their domain.
He also urged community leaders in the zone always caution their wards against acts that could jeopardise the existing peace and security in the area.
Mohmamed cautioned the public to be weary of anyone using the name of the zone to extort money from them sighting the case of one Izuchukwu Nwabueze from Ukpo, who is now facing trial for alleged criminal offences he committed claiming to be working for the AIG.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Chief Okwuchukwu Ezeaku said the council of elders and cabinet members in an emergency meeting reviewed the activities and allegations levelled against their son, resolving to strip him of all his positions and traditional titles conferred on him by the town.
“The Igwe in council and the entire Ukpo community regrets the embarrassment the character of the suspect may have caused the AIG and the entire Zone 13.
“We commend your disposition in security and conflict resolution matters,” he said.
In his remark, Mr Bonifcae Nwabuike said the resolution to relief Nwabueze of all privileges followed his refusal to behave in a manner expected of a title holder despite several advice, admonitions and cautions from stakeholders.
The town Union executives led by the president General, Chief Vin Oyiliagu through a letter m submitted to the AIG described the purported protest against the leadership of the zone as baseless and act of irresponsibility on the part of the organisers dissociating the entire town from it.