Umueri community has no armoury, says Igwe Emeka


…Denies loss of lives        

The traditional ruler of Umueri Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Sir Ben Izuchukwu Emeka (Okebo II of Umueri) has said that the allegations of an armoury in his domain is false and to all intents and purposes intended to tarnish the reputation of his peace-loving community as well as drag his name to the mud.

Igwe Emeka who made this disclosure in a statement at Umueri on Saturday was reacting to a social media report which claimed that the community had an armoury where it allegedly stored guns and ammunitions.

The report equally alleged that some youths had lost their lives over the face-off between the traditional ruler of the community and the President-General of Umueri Town Union, Chief Pius Ejimofor Okonkwo where both prominent individuals had disagreed over the ownership and control of the purported armoury.

Reacting, the traditional ruler, however, said that there was no war in Umueri adding that himself and the President-General were working harmoniously well to ensure a tranquil atmosphere of love and unity for all and sundry to thrive.

He reiterated his position that nobody died in Umueri community contrary to malicious social media reports even as he explained that what they had was a minor internal town union leadership squabble where an impeachment attempt was made on the PG but said that he had the situation under firm control and that government was aware of the development and would resolve the matter in a short while.

The monarch stated categorically that the perpetrators of the social media propaganda against his throne and Umueri community were being tracked and would be sued for libel if apprehended by the security agencies.

He therefore urged members of the public and indeed all well-meaning individuals to adopt more viable means of fishing out persons who use fake names on the social media to malign people.

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