The Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide has issued a strong appeal to security agencies, urging them to take immediate action in apprehending an individual named Chima Uzor. The organization accuses Uzor of engaging in criminal impersonation of the Ohaneze group, an act that is deemed highly unlawful and misleading.
The President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu made the request in a statement he issued on Sunday in Enugu.
Iwuanyanwu said Uzor was an impersonator and unknown to Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and as such, lacks the capacity to make public statements on behalf of the organization.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to a publication making the rounds by one Mazi Chima Uzor who claimed to be the Director of National Interest Matters in Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“In his publication, he claimed that Ohanaeze condemns Emefiele’s suspension, saying its ethnic cleansing.
“I want to state categorically that this is false in its entirety and there is no office for National Interest Matters in Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide,” he said.
The president-general added that Ohanaeze had no intention whatsoever to interfere with investigations by the Department of State Security or other security agents of the country.
He further said that Ohanaeze also had no intention whatsoever to interfere with the disciplinary actions by the government on officials of the government.
Iwuanyanwu explained that individuals had the right to go to court and when the court of law proved the individual innocent, it would take every step necessary to assist the individual.
“But in the other hand, if the individual is guilty, the Ohanaeze will be unable to assist.
“The case of Mazi Chima Uzor is a matter of criminal impersonation. By this disclaimer, we are requesting the security agents to treat this matter as a very serious crime case.
“We wish finally to alert the public on many fraudsters who are tarnishing the good name and reputation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo by making false publications in the name of Ohanaeze for selfish interests.
“We hope with the help of security agents, they will soon be flushed out,” he said. (NAN)
Uzor reportedly said on the suspension of Emefiele: “This is nothing but a witch hunting directed at the Igbos for no other reason other than they dared to oppose the new administration in the last general elections.
“We are therefore asking President Bola Tinubu to beware of starting his administration with actions capable of driving an already shaking nation into chaos.
“He should be humble enough to rescind this unpopular decision and allow Dr Emefiele to complete his term as the governor of the apex bank instead of rocking the boat and destroying all the reforms that were carried out by the CBN under Emefiele’s leadership”