Ekeukwu market demolition:okorocha to imortalise little somtochukwu

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha says the state
government will name Douglas Road after 10-
year-old Somtochukwu Ibeanusi who died on
Aug. 26 during Eke Ukwu Market demolition and
relocation.
Okorocha said that any other building to be
erected on the site of the demolished market
would also be named after the deceased.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr
Sam Onwuemeodo, announced this in a
statement in Owerri on Thursday.
“Not minding how and where the 10-year-old
boy, late Somtochukwu Ibeanusi died on the day
the Eke Ukwu Market was demolished and
relocated, I will honour him by naming Douglas
Road after his name.
“I have liberated Owerri indigenes from a wicked
clique made up of few families in the area who
have held the people captive for many years.”
The governor said that the boy’s death was still
confusing as he died in Mbaise Road while the
demolition took place in Douglas Road.
He said that irrespective of the circumstances of
the child’s demise, the present government
would still give the deceased his due respect by
immortalising him.
Okorocha said that the immortalisation was
necessary since Ibeanusi died the same day
Owerri residents were liberated.
The state government on Aug. 26 began the
demolition of Eke Ukwu Market in the state
capital.
The governor and the traders at the market have
been at loggerheads after he announced his
administration’s plans to demolish the market
due to the volume of activities on the Douglas
Road where the 10-year-old boy reportedly got
killed.