- Accuse him of disrespect
- Not true, the meeting was rescheduled – PPRO
Aggrieved Imo royal fathers walked out on Imo State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinwode after keeping them waiting for more than three hours at police officers’ mess, Owerri at the weekend, describing the CP’s action as very disrespectful.
Our source informed that one of the traditional rulers Eze George Eke bitterly told the CP that “it was an insult to ask royal fathers of Igbo communities to wait endlessly at a beer parlour, leaving their volatile communities.
He said “waiting for you in a beer parlour for more than three hours amount to great insult on our personalities, tradition, custom, and that of Igbo nation in general.”
The traditional ruler of Ishi Ubomiri was not alone as another young and vibrant royal father blew his top when the Commissioner of Police came into the premises, with humble appearance appealing for his demeanour, alleging that his officers did not inform him that the Ezes’ were seated. Eze Nnamdi Ali of Obinoha told the CP to his face that in the Yoruba Kingdom, no Oba or even Emir in the North would have patience more than an hour waiting for the CP when his palace is the right place for any meeting. He accused the CP of being insensitive to the traditional rights and respect of Ndieze.In his words, “asking Ndieze Imo to stand under the sun, and for him not to plead for his gross abuse of customs and tradition of Ndieze can attract revolt from Igbo youths.”
His Royal Majesty, Eze Sam Agunwa Ohiri was almost been dragged out from standing outside with the CP who pleaded for leniency added more fire the rage.
Speaking to some PGs and Youth Leaders, Hon. Emma Obinwanne Ejiofor of AwoMbieri Ancient Kingdom expressed dismay adding that the scene was an embarrassment on Ndieze by Imo CP having left their palaces to honour the police authority’s invitation. Another leader from Okigwe, Engr Emma Onyeiwu from EziamaIsiala Mbano almost spoke like Uzoma Akuta, Youth President of Ubaheze AwoMbeiri who described the conduct of the Imo CP with his men as unbecoming. They insist that respect must be accorded to Ndieze henceforth.
However, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeoku told Edge Express, “that’s untrue, the meeting was rescheduled.”