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Anambra traffic operatives assault CAN chairman


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Mr Ven. Joseph Nweke, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Anambra State chapter, has accused some officials of the Road Traffic Management Agency in the State of assaulting him.

The unfortunate incident occured at DMGS round-about area in Onitsha, the economic hub of the State on Friday.

Nweke was reportedly battered for questioning their identity when they confronted him over alleged traffic offence.

His car battery, plate number, money, among other valuables were taken away during the brutal face-off.

While recounting his ordeal in the hands of the said officials, Nweke said, “I escaped being killed 8 hours to my Diamond jubilee celebration, (60 years birthday, billed for Saturday by hoodlums who claimed to be working for the state government.

“I invited Governor Charles Soludo to the celebration which I will play host to guests who will come from all walks of life as it is a celebration of my stay on earth for now,” he stated.

“My problem started with them when I was driving after the DMGS round-about and a tricycle in front of me was stopped by the gang that were on plain clothes. On the process, one of them rushed to me and asked me why I was blocking the road and I told him that the tricycle they stopped was the cause as it was in front of me.

“He immediately started dragging with my car key and on the process his members started looting my car, they removed the battery, plate number, all that were in the pigeon hole, money, among others.

“They quickly rushed and put on their aprons when sympathizers were shouting that they were thieves and fled the scene.

“I have reported the incident to the Onitsha Police Area Commander, Mr. Gregory Itobere and the Inland town Divisional Police Officer, Mrs Tina who has asked her men to ensure the safety of the car that was abandoned at the scene of the incident,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the state government is yet to react to the ugly incident.


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