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Soludo’s Aides Destroy Newspapers, Demolishs Stands In Awka

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Awka Capital Territory Development Agency (ACTDA), which is an agency of the Anambra State Government, yesterday evening destroyed newspapers at news stands in Awka, the state capital.

The Eastern Updates reports that operatives of the agency also beat up newspaper vendors.

Members of a taskforce set up by the agency also destroyed goods belonging to other roadside traders.

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Newspaper copies destroyed by the agency include The Nation, The Sun, Vanguard, Punch, Guardian and others.

The agency’s taskforce equally beat up traders at the popular Aroma Junction and destroyed the PoS machines of some vendors.

Some of the vendors, passersby and petty traders rained curses on the agency, while others swore not to sell newspapers again until Soludo and his agents address the development.

“Our tables were equally destroyed, while our umbrellas were confiscated by the agents of the government. Last week, same thing happened, we are wondering if Soludo does not need poor people any longer in Anambra,” one of the newspaper vendors said.

When contacted by reporters, Soludo’s Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime said he was not aware of the incident.

He promised to reach out to the management of the agency.

He however said that the development was in keeping with the resolve of the state government to bequeath Anambra a clean, healthy and serene environment.

In another report, the Chairman, Onitsha/Odekpe Plastic Market Association, Obinna Calistus Okoli has been arraigned the before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, sitting in Awka, Anambra State, by the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for obtaining under false pretence to the tune of ₦6.7 million.

Okoli was arraigned yesterday alongside Onitsha/Odekpe Plastic Market Association on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining under false pretence.

The Eastern Updates

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