Following the recent detention of the Imo House of Assembly Lawmaker Cyriacus Okoro Heclus, representing Ohaji-Egbema state Constituency over alleged assault, his constituency has taken to the streets, demanding his immediate release.
InfoXclusive Media gathered that leaders, Women and youths of the constituency on Tuesday staged a protest and mounted roadblocks at each major junction in the local government area.
The protest, according to t our reporters, has led to the shutting down of oil companies within the area.
Speaking to the journalists, Prince Carly Ugochukwu Nwokoma who is a leader in the LGA said that the arrest and detention Cyriacus Okoro by order of Imo state Governor is a humiliation to the entire people of the constituency and can non longer be accepted by them.
He further said that the people of the constituency had suffered a lot in the hands of the present government in the state.
He declared “the continuous detention of our lawmaker will cripple the revenue of the Federal and State governments because the oil companies operating in the LGA will remain shut.
“Until our House Member is released, there won’t be peace both in our community and the state at large.”
The detained lawmaker and the four other constituent were arrested on Friday 13th November 2020 on the state Governors order due to an alleged face-off between himself and another member of the House.
The lawmaker was said to have been attacked by some of his colleagues at the government house alleged being against the purported impeachment of Chiji Collins as the speaker of the House.
Meanwhile, the magistrate of Owerri the state Capital of Imo will give its ruling on the matter today, 18th November 2020.