Governor of imo state Rochas okoroacha has come out to state the reason for the demolition of the Eke ukwu market in owerri, imo state. Eke ukwu market popularly known as Douglas market is been demolished by the government of Imo state according to Rochas for the high rate of criminal acts going on in the market.
The market which is know for all sort of theft was described as a hideout for kidnappers and armed robbers who are causing chaos in the state. Speaking to Core TV news, Imo state Governor said the Eke ukwu market is a home to most notorious individuals participating in criminal. And the demolition process is to relocate the market to a safer place. He added that the rough nature of the market enabled criminals to easily go away with their acts.
The imo state police gave a report of no casualties during the demolition process today, but that is a false report. A boy was killed and sources said he was killed by stray bullets, while another say the boy was killed mobbed cause he resisted the destruction of his mum's shop. The news report by core TV says that the shop owners were given a 48hrs notice to vacate the shops before demolition