Umahi Sets Up Committee to Investigate Torture of Pastor


Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has over the weekend ordered the setting up of a 5 man committee to investigate the alleged torture of pastor Okochi Ikechukwu Obeni in Amasiri, Afikpo North Local Government Area.

Following a viral video on social media where he was striped and beaten for allegedly making demeaning statements on Facebook against the immediate past Council Chairman, Chief Oko Enyim.

Umahi has ordered the State Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe to set up a 5 man committee to look into the torture of pastor Okochi Ikechukwu Obeni.

The committee is to be headed by the former Minister of State for Health, Chief Fidelis Nwankwo. While other committee members includes: Mr Chris Usulor, Mr Ray Onochie Nkama, Aleke Tobechi Ude, and Mr Emeka Nwode who will serve as secretary of the committee.

The Governor further condemned the cruelty melted on the clergyman and gave the committee two week to carry out their investigation and submit their findings.

He also charged them to carryout their responsibilities accordingly without fear or favour.


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