-Gives evidence of ownership
A property located in Area E New Owerri in Owerri Municipal Council of Imo state, belonging to the Member, representing Nkwerre/Isu/Nwangele/Njaba constituency in the green chambers of the national assembly Rt Hon Ozuruigbo has been sealed by the Imo state “Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO), In his reaction, the Legislator said the ENTRACO action is unlawful, arguing that Imo state has been virtually turned into a Banana Republic.
A statement issued from the office of the Deputy Speaker and Member, representing Nwangele, signed by his special assistant on Media Dike Philip trying to narrate what transpired reads as follows,” It has become pertinent to tell the whole world about the unnecessary embarrassment caused to the member representing Nkwerre/Isu/Nwangele/Njaba federal constituency, Rt. Hon. Ozurigbo Ugonna and businesses affiliated to him in the hands of agents of the Imo state government.
“The Imo Environmental Transformation Commission (Imo ENTRACO) according to section 5 subsection i to xiii of the Imo State Environmental transformation Commission Law No.3 of 2008, is restricted to implementation of the Clean & Green Initiative, Environmental sanitation, sanitary inspection and waste.
So it is very worrisome that the agency has made itself a willing tool of some unscrupulous elements seeking worthless political gains many months after the Ministry of Lands made such futile effort to shutdown the same property.
“One wonders when it became the duty of the Environmental agency to supervise property documents unrelated to the directs of its creation.
“The Land Sweet Peace Suite occupies today is known as Plot BF/26 Area E New Owerri and was allocated to a renowned Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Late Prof. O. K. Ogan of Abia State in 1979.
“OZB Communications came into the land through the Trustees of Late Prof. O. K. Ogan (among whom are General T. Y. Danjuma, Prof. T. O Irukwu,SAN, et al) with all the necessary documents concerning the property made available.
“Plot BF/26 Area E was never part of Concorde Hotel as is claimed by the derailing agency.
“The base plan of Area E which is publicly available at the Imo State Surveyor General’s Office for all to see, and no time has it been specified that Concorde Hotel owns the property there it is bewildering that ENTRACO effects a sealing of the property on behalf of Concorde Hotel.
“On the wall of Sweet Peace Suite, Imo Entraco wrote “this property belongs to Concorde Hotel and marked for demolition by Entraco”, so, knowing that Concorde Hotel is an entity of its own with cooperate existence, is it not the duty of Concorde Hotel management to take appropriate measures to recover their property?
“The OCDA in an attempt to express their authority attempted to unseal the place but the voices behind the phones further instructed the ENTRACO to Seal the property in disregard of the authority of OCDA.
“Is Imo Now A BANANA Republic?
Does Imo Entraco have business with recovery of property or land allocated to Concorde Hotel or to any agency of Imo State government?
“It should also be noted that there was never a time the Rep. Ozurigbo was indicted by the Land Commission of Inquiry, headed by Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie.
The endless witch hunt of OZB and affiliated businesses has continued because he has not been found wanting or found involved in any case.”