Girls of Idumuje-Ugboko group beneath Aniocha North Native Authorities Space of Delta State on Wednesday protested in opposition to Nigerian billionaire and former federal lawmakers, Ned Nwoko, accusing him of tormenting indigenes and incarcerating their husbands, kinfolk and sons.
Nwoko is being accused of forcefully taking on a number of hectares of land belonging to members of the group.
The protesting ladies of varied ages beneath the umbrella of Involved Girls of Idumuje-Ugboko, have been armed with placards bearing completely different inscriptions whereas storming the Delta State Authorities Home, Asaba, the capital, to register their grievances.
The ladies, who accused Nwoko of selling the insecurity within the city, disclosed that their husbands, sons and kinfolk have been being incarcerated in Abuja on the orders of the Nigerian billionaire.
The protesting ladies additionally accused the native authorities council chairman of working for Nwoko by “legitimising illegality by issuance of customary rights of occupancy on lands beneath customary dispute and authorized litigation”.
In a petition to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, ladies of the group alleged that Nwoko forcefully dispossessed farmers of their ancestral land for personal industrial ventures.
Addressing the 2 teams of girls individually, the state’s Commissioner for Girls Affairs, Social and Group Improvement, Florence Alatan, assured them that their grievances can be addressed by the state authorities in order to discover a lasting resolution to all points raised.