|Speaker Benjamin Uwajimogu|
The Media department, office of the speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, has received with shock, pervasive reports circulating in the social media by the same Kenneth Uwadi, who had earlier teamed up with the embattled Samuelson Iwuoha, to blackmail the leadership of the Imo state House of Assembly, over unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations, that the speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, is surreptitiously making moves to interfere in the allegations of culpable homicide involving Mr. Samuelson Iwuoha.
More shocking and worrisome is the revelation from the Nigerian Police Force that the ugly incident which befell Mr. Iwuoha and family recently could be traceable to the violent cult clashes which has drastically terrified residents of Owerri, the state capital, for some weeks now.
In the foregoing however, the office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker, view this latest allegation as another round and phase of calculated onslaught against the person and office of the speaker, with the attendant consequences of scoring cheap political points and diverting attention.
It is also regrettable that this clandestine moves which are deeply orchestrated by Samuelson Iwuoha and his cohorts as second thought to transfer their misfortune to the Rt. Hon. Speaker, is geared towards demeaning and maliciously causing grave damages to the towering reputations of the person and office of the speaker.
It should be observed that Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, who is known as a man with large heart, had already forgiven Samuelson for wrongly blackmailing him for financial gains, as had already been proven by a recorded conversations aired by various broadcast stations in the state, where Samuelson Iwuoha owned up to having manipulated allegations he made against the Speaker, will never condescend so low to the point of stocking travails against Mr. Iwuoha, over his unsubstantiated allegations against him, which had already been cleared in the revered court of public opinion, as even the Imo State House of Assembly, had in two different occasions, through its constituted adhoc committee, invited Mr. Samuelson Iwuoha to come forward and prove his allegations against the Speaker which he vehemently rejected.
While the Speaker condemns the activities of cultists and the latest spark of killings in the State, we express shock over the unfortunate incident which took place at Mr. Iwuoha’s residence, and subsequently landed him in police net, we wish to state that it is uncharitable, scurrilous and callous for any right-thinking individual to link this ugly scenario to the speaker because of Mr. Samuelson Iwuoha once blackmailed him.
The Speaker, as a known respecter of law and one of the custodians of rule of law in the State , does not have any hand and will not interfere in Mr. Iwuoha’s travails, and as such, must be absolved of any complicity.
It is however, interesting to state that as relevant security agencies are already on ground to closely unravel the mystery behind the killings, law abiding citizens of the state should give them the necessary support to enable the law take its rightful course, as security agencies are expected to do a thorough job and set the innocent free!
SSA media to the Rt.Hon Speaker IMHA