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Women storm govt house, protest kingship tussle in Delta community

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By Ajuwa Victor, Asaba

A group of women from Idumuje -Ugboko community in Aniocha north local government area of Delta state, held  a protest at the capital city of Asaba, accusing the crown prince of the community, Justin Chukwunoso Nwoko, of acts of terrorism, murder, harassment and intimidation.

The women, who matched to Government House, Asaba alleged that Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, who was yet to receive staff of office as King from the Delta state government, has continually destabilised the community, through mayhem and divide and rule, since the past few years.

They carried placards bearing different inscriptions such as: “We need peace in Idumuje-Ugboko”, “No staff of office for Nonso”, “We need justice and development”, “Enough of terrorism”. Others are: “No to intimidation”, “Yes to peace”, “We need development not attacks”, “We say no to killings”, “Prosecute the murderers”, among others.

The group said there was heightened tension in Idumuje-Ugboko, alleging that Prince Nonso Nwoko does not pursue the peace and development of the community.

The women, accompanied by some youths of Idumuje-Ugboko, submitted a protest letter to government house, on behalf of the female folk in the community.

Meanwhile, another group of women, led by Cecilia Ndoka, had clashed with the protesters, demanding that government should stop police from harassing the crown prince, Nonso Nwoko.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Flora Alatan, received the two protesting groups on behalf of the governor, assuring that the state government would bring peace and justice to the community.

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