The son of a community leader in Delta State, Okey Ifejoku has told Sahara Reporters has his father Ifejoku has been detained for six years by the former lawmaker Ned Nwoko.
According to reports from Sahara Reporters, the elected president-general of Idumeje Ugboko Development Union, Ifejoku was arrest by the Delta State Police by the former lawmaker in 2016. According to the son of Ifejoku, Ned Nwoko accused his father before jailing him of sponsoring the indigenes of Aniocha North Local Government Area to protest against him.
The son of Ifejoku told Sahara reporters that his father is currently rotting behind bars because he did not support the evil intentions of Ned Nwoko grabbing lands from innocent people.
Ned Nwoko is using his political and financial influence to intimidate people in his immediate environment,” Nnagoziem Ifejoku told SaharaReporters.
He said, “Nwoko, who got about 33 hectares of land for free having claimed he wanted to use it for dairy farms, later built a personal estate on it. He was trespassing and hijacking poor farmers’ land.
“The affected people in the community called Owu reached out to Ifejoku to appease Nwoko like a god that he claimed he has been, following their peaceful protest.
“When Ifejoku called for a meeting, Nwoko was in attendance and explained that he had a vision of building a golf course in the community.
“He said the golf course would require 90 hectares of land and that he still wanted another 100 hectares of land for a sports university. That was the reason why he was invading people’s farmlands and destroying them.
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“People questioned him about the golf course and he was expecting my father to support him, but he did not. The community said he should do that with the hectares of land that Obi gave him but he was hell-bent on grabbing people’s farmlands.
“He has been tormenting both elders and youths of that community, and that is the reason my father is one of the victims.”
When asked about the role of the police, Nnagoziem said Nwoko used his influence to transfer the case to Abuja.
“But now, it has been brought back to Delta State. The case had not been sorted till the judicial workers went on strike,” he said.