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query_builder November 7, 2019 17:33:50


By Okechukwu Okolonji :

Awka, Nov. 7, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Physical Planning Board has embarked on demolition of shanties and brothels that harbour criminals and sex workers in the state.

The demolition exercise was carried out at Kara Market on Atani road by Harbour Industrial Layout, Okpoko.

Chairman, Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Mr Chike Maduekwe said that the exercise was in line with Gov. Willie Obiano's promise to keep Anambra crime-free.

Maduekwe, also a lawyer, noted that the shanties were illegally built under electricity power lines that were more dangerous to lives.

He urged those residing at such axis to look for better places to exhibit their goods rather than endangering their lives under the high tension cables.

A chicken seller at Kara Market, Mr Pius Ohiaeliaku hailed Gov. Willie Obiano administration for embarking on the exercise.

He noted that criminals always operate with the areas and usually hide on those brothels when given a chase by the police. 

Ohiaeliaku called on Anambra State Government to provide a good site for them to enable them to sell their goods without fear of molestation by criminals. (MOI)