We didn't issue Ebonyi indigenes quit notice - Anambra govt

We didn’t issue Ebonyi indigenes quit notice – Anambra govt

…warns Ebonyi indigenes to be law abiding if they must reside in the state

Anambra State government said it has not issued any quit notice to indigenes of Ebonyi State resident in the state.

Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo stated this while reacting to peaceful protests by women of Umunze Community, Orumba South Local Government Area, over death of 72-year old woman whose body parts were harvested for ritual purposes.

Obinabo, in a statement by her Media Aide, Chidimma Ikeanyionwu however said the indigenes must be law abiding if they must reside in the state, or relocate to another state, stressing that government would not condone any act capable of distorting peaceful relationship of its citizens. 

The statement reads, “Anambra State Women and Social Welfare Commissioner, Hon Ify Obinabo has reassured of her commitment in bringing to book the perpetuators of Late Charity Okoli.

“She expressed sadness over the death of the 72 year old woman and vowed to use everything within her power to bring justice to the deceased. 

“She urged everyone, especially Umunze women who had gone on a peaceful protest to give the court some time to follow the law and make their judgment.

“She explained that she will not relent until others involved in the dastardly act are apprehended and arraigned before the special court in Awka.

“The women and social welfare boss also used the medium to debunk the news that state government has asked Ebonyi indigenes resident in Anambra to leave the state.

“She stated that if you must reside in the state, you must abide by their order or go to another state as Anambra government will not condone any act that will distort the peaceful relationship of its citizens.”

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