There was pandemonium yesterday as Oguta Youths of the Osemotto community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State razed three police vans and a bulldozer during a clash with policemen.
According to reports, the clash started when officers of the Nigerian Police Force stormed the community to demolish a house belonging to the former Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC) and a House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Henry Okafor.
Okafor’s house was reportedly demolished in line with a supreme court order.
Channels Television reports that a man who claimed to be a court bailiff and about 20 policemen came in about 3 trucks fully armed with a bulldozer claimed to have got a Supreme Court order to demolish the building.
Reacting to the development, Mr Henry Okafor while speaking to newsmen denied knowledge of any court judgment because neither the police nor the court bailiff failed to show him any court judgment ordering the demolition.
“The issue here is that my property has been destroyed and it was led by the police and the people that destroyed it. And I rescued those policemen, those whose guns were collected, I had to fight and returned it to them. Those who would have been killed, I rescued them irrespective of the fact that they damaged my property.
“So I think it is the police who should tell me who have asked them to come and damage my property. So Nigeria Police destroyed my property, they know their collaborators. So if there is any court order at all, it is a mistake of identity, the execution was done in the wrong place,” he stated.