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Confusion in Imo as Okorocha plans to demolish Ekeukwu Owerri

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Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has ordered traders at the Ekeukwu Owerri Main Market and street traders in the state capital to relocate to the Relief or the new Egbeada Markets so that construction work can begin at the site.

The warning is coming after the expiration of ultimatum given to the traders ahead of time had elapsed.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, shortly after he (Okorocha) returned from Germany, where he went with President Muhammadu Buhari on a working visit, the governor warned that the goods seized in the markets by his administration would be given to prisons and orphanages.

He said his administration had exercised restraint in enforcing the order because of the love he had for the traders, stressing that he would be compelled to act if the traders did not comply.

It would be recalled that this matter for long had been a subject of endless court cases.



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