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Chukwuma Soludo, the Anambra State Governor has on Friday revealed that the officials of the Anambra State task force who had manhandled Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere alias ‘Odumeje’ in the Onitsha area of the state will face the full wrath of the law for overstepping their boundaries.
Some parts of the building belonging to the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry presided over by Odumeje was on Thursday demolished by officials of the Anambra State Task Force due to a notice which had been previously served to him.
When officials of the state task force stormed the location on Thursday to enforce the demolition, there was a face-off between the pastor and some of the task force members. It was gathered that security men had tried to whisk the pastor away after he was trying to resist the demolition activities which led to the men manhandling him (Odumeje).
But reacting to the public outcry that greeted the incident, Soludo on Friday, assured that the official involved in the incident would be fished out and sanctioned.
In a statement on his Facebook page on Friday, the governor restated his commitment to upholding law, order and respecting human rights in the state
According to him, I have instructed that the task force personnel involved in the manhandling of Odumeje be treated in accordance with the rules of public conduct which he roundly failed to uphold.
The statement read, “Let me sincerely appreciate ndị Anambra for understanding with us as we take audacious steps toward making our Homeland Liveable and Prosperous. On this journey, imperfect steps will be taken, emotions will run wild and opinions will grow thick.
“What is pertinent to note is that we shall remain undaunted, correct our imperfections, strive to put our emotions in check and aggregate opinions that are in the interest of our overall good.
“Yesterday’s outing has evoked emotions, not against the decision of government, but the imperfect and unprofessional manner with which one of the task force members discharged his lawful duty. This is highly regretted, and would never happen again.
“I have instructed that the task force personnel involved in the manhandling of Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere (Odumeje) be treated in accordance with the rules of public conduct which he roundly failed to uphold.
“We will continue to work to actualize the mandate you have given to us. Nothing short of the best outcomes is guaranteed. On behalf of the government and good people of Anambra State, I condemn the assault, and further ask for your continued support in the fight to restore the dignity of Onitsha, and indeed the totality of our Homeland.”