The last is yet to be heard of the contentious issues surrounding Owerri Central Market, known as Eke Ukwu, which was demolished by the Administration of Gov Rochas Okorocha.
According to the latest report concerning the Market, the owners of Eke Ukwu Owerri have asked the Government of Gov Hope Uzodinma to stay away from the market, as issues about the market are still before a competent Court of jurisdiction which are yet to be resolved.
In a warning letter from the Counsel to the Plantiffs signed by KCO Nkemanze and N A Nnawuchi, the ancestral Owners of the Market urged the present Administration in Imo State led by Gov Hope Uzodinma to desist from allocating shops in the market to any individual or persons, since the Interlocutory Injunction obtained in Court over the Market is still pending in Court and not yet vacated.
The Plantiffs made this warning following Announcement by Imo State Government informing interested individuals to subscribe for allocation of shops in the Market.
The warning said that the Imo State Government led by Senator Hope Uzodinma had entered an agreement for amicable resolution of the problem surrounding the market, but Government failed to sign the agreement.
“Upon assumption of office by His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State, His Excellency invited and had series of meetings with the Plantiffs and their legal practitioners aimed at amicably settling the dispute” the letter read in part
However, the letter said that “Instead of signing the agreed terms of settlement, the Defendants opted and have continued to disobey the said order of interlocutory injunction”.
It warned the general public to know that matter concerning Ekeukwu Owerri is still in court and not yet resolved, warning about the consequences of disobeying the court.
The case about Owerri Market (Ekeukwu) commenced in 2016 in suit No How/380/2016 between Chief TOS Oparaugo and others Vs the Governor of Imo State and others.