By Chinelo Ajulufo

Awka, March 5, 2021(MOI) Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Ven. Amaechi Okwuosa has ordered the arrest and prosecution of 7 hoodlums, who attacked, injuring ACTDA officials.

They also destroyed the Authority’s property including their official vehicle.

The attack took place at Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) on Feb. 25 at a site, which did not have building approvals.

One Ugochukwu Okwuego, was said to have  connived with a Site Engineer, Cosmas Okeke, who arranged with the site owner to rent thugs that beat up the field officials.

While exchanging views with newsmen, the ACTDA boss said that he had issued several warnings about arresting anybody who would delight in molesting ACTDA field officials.

“I have cautioned several times against attacks on my men or face prosecution.

“This is to serve as a deterrent to others who may be planning to carry out such acts at any time in the future.’’

In a reaction, one of the suspects who identified himself as `Tiller’ confirmed that the incident actually took place but denied being involved. The suspects are in police custody and would be arraigned sometime soon after police investigation. (MOI)

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