By Martin Opara

Orlu Equity Assembly (OEA) has condemned in very strong terms, the alleged clandestine plot by some people to scuttle the interment and burial ceremony of late Chief Edwin Iheanacho (Okuenyeremba), a business mogul and American trained security expert, who contested the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency seat with Chief Jerry Alagboso during the 2019 election.

In a release signed by Dr Chinasa Duru as President,on behalf of the group and made available to newsmen in Owerri yesterday ,the group deeply regrets that, “after the sudden, heartbreaking, mysterious and inexplicable demise of Chief Edwin Ihenacho (Okuenyeremba), the plot by some people to stop his interment and burial ceremony for undisclosed reactions, is the height of wickedness and is unacceptable”.

They called on “all Orlu sons and daughters of good conscience to rise up and collectively resist the onslaught of these people who are using their access to law enforcement agencies to intimidate, harass and assault the members of late Iheanacho’s family, leaders of his community and everyone associated with his burial”. 

“They are using the Director General of JACO, one Unamma Olemgbe who has written several petitions to the police, making frivolous allegations aimed at frustrating and scuttling the burial arrangement. This exhibition of undisguised Satanism must be collectively resisted, and those behind it disgraced”, the release stated.