The discovery of oil in large quantity in Ofekata 111 Autonomous Community in Oru East local government council of Imo state and the expectation of the community to finalise all that has to do with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an oil company has torn the community apart.
A group of protesters yesterday morning stormed the Imo Government House Owerri where they had audience with Governor Rochas Okorocha whom they informed that some powerful elements in his government in collaboration with the lawmaker representing the state constituency and one Victor Nwakanma whom they alleged had embezzled more than N4 million belonging to the community imposed one Francis Akolisa whom they also alleged, murdered an indigene of the community and kept the family in perpetual hunger.
The protesters made it clear to the governor through the inscriptions on their placards that they wanted one Soko David Ndulo, a youth leader whom they described as “a tested, trusted and reliable personality” to represent the community and bring back their entitlements.
They added that his antecedents in areas of security and welfare were second to none in the history of the community and warned that hell would let loose if another person was imposed on them.
The governor received their protest letter and promised to look into it.