Nkem Nwosu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Abia state, has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate and persecute the immediate past Governor of the state and the current Senator representing Abia central in the Senate, Theodore Orji, for alleged criminal conspiracy and unlawful assembly.
He said the conducts of the PDP chieftains were likely to cause the breach of peace contrary to section 516,70 and 149(d) of the Criminal code act.
Others mentioned by the APC chieftain to be persecuted by the police, alongside Senator Orji, included former National publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Oliseh Metuh, Col. Austin Akobundu(rtd) and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
This was contained in a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu by Nwosu, and issued to newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital on Wednesday.
Nwosu claimed that the former Abia Governor conspired with Abaribe and others, and invaded into the final collation centre at INEC Headquarters, Umuahia and caused the Returning Officer, Professor Benjamin Ozumba to reverse his earlier announcement of the cancelled results of the 2015 governorship election in Abia state.
According to Nwosu’s petition, “the said conduct of the suspects (Orji and co) enabled them to void the mandate of Abia electorate and to impose as Governor, a man who is unable to pay salaries and pensions of Abia public service workforce, let alone tackle order developmental challenges of the state.
” The criminal offences committed on 12th April, 2015, has occasioned misery and death of so many Abia people. Almost four years after the said criminal offences, the suspects are walking the length and breadth of Abia state, and indeed Nigeria.
“As a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I have the civic duty and obligation to bring the said offences to the notice of the IGP of Police. As you can see, this is not an election petition. The INEC has done what it knows best with the election petitions”.
He, therefore, called on the Inspector General of Police to set the criminal law in motion against the said PDP chieftains (suspects) without delay.
Meanwhile, the former Abia Governor, Senator Theodore Orji, has denied that he invaded the collation center during the 2015 general elections.
He, however, urged the oppositions to engage in an issued-based campaign, rather than trumping up unnecessary lies and propaganda to score cheap political points. Dailypost