Sequel to reports on attack on an Owerri based Journalist and Publisher of Nigeria Watchdog newspaper, Comrade Precious Nwadike, that has gone viral on the social media, Imolites at home and the Diaspora who had at different times been victims of Uche Uzodinma’s ill temper have attested to his arrogance, high handedness, unruly conduct and attitude.
A source who simply identified himself as Prince Emeka narrated how Uche Uzodinma, allegedly walked into the office of a former Chairman of the Board of Internal Revenue, who incidentally hails from the same L.G.A with him and slapped the elderly man for refusing to give him the contract to manage the collection of internally generated revenue in the state.
It is also alleged that governor Uzodinma’s younger brother, Uche Uzodinma once told security personnel attached to him to beat up a man with whom he had an unsettled business transaction.
It was gathered that, “after the business transaction, Uche was supposed to pay his partner a substantial amount. When he did not pay in record time, the man became impatient and started pestering him to pay him. “Uche in his usual way, instead of being remorseful, became aggressive and ordered his security aides to beat the man, not minding that he was at fault.”
One Chinonso Iheanacho in a post on his facebook platform said, “I have personally witnessed Uche Uzodinma’s numerous incidents of assault and molestation of innocent people especially along the scene where Comrade Nwadike was assaulted.
Maurice Oliver Nnaji while condemning the attack on Nwadike, recalled how Uche Uzodinma on October 16, last year, ordered his two police orderlies to beat him up because he expressed his opinion on the quality of the construction work along Port-Harcourt road, Owerri. He advised Uche to tread with caution because power is transient.
Also commenting on Uche Uzodinma’s excesses Amb Saviola Godwyn said, “I have on several occasions witnessed Uche Uzodinma’s unruly conduct. He takes delight in insulting, harassing, embarrassing, intimidating and physically assaulting people. He probably thinks that parading with thugs who at his beck and call unleash mayhem on people is a sign of affluence and power.”
Davidsmart Daniel who also expressed disgust at Uche Uzodinma’s penchant for physically assaulting people, “wondered when beating someone to stupor became requite punishment for violating the law and brutality a constitutional way to punish offenders.”