Former member of House of Representatives and now Abia State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Eziuche Ubani has raised alarm over the invasion of his house by operatives of the Directorate of State Service, DSS and soldiers.
Ubani said that the operatives invaded his house in Aba by scaling his high fence at 2 a.m.
Ubani was one of the coordinators of the peaceful protests that greeted Aba following the Court of Appeal judgment which sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and declared Dr. Alex Otti of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, the winner of the April 2015 governorship election.
According to him, the operatives came in a violent manner, banging on the doors and beat up his driver who they first met at the boys’ quarters.
The former lawmaker said when he came out to meet them, they accosted him with a search warrant, on the suspicion that he was stockpiling arms.
Showing journalists, some of the impact of the invasion on his gate and inside his studies, Ubani lamented that he was held ransom for four hours, adding that at the end of the exercise, they found nothing incriminating, which he said the team acknowledged.
He said that the team said they had a report that he was stockpiling arms in his house and that he was training thugs to disturb the peace of Abia State, and that he wants to kill APGA leaders including Dr. Otti, Ahamdi Nweke and others.
He lamented that he was never invited by the security operatives on account of the said petition only for them to invade his house.
“It is a premeditated plan to humiliate or kill me. Who ordered them to come? I am worried about this nation. If it can happen to me, then the ordinary Nigerians are in real trouble. The said petition was not even shown to me.
“They came as if I had planned a coup, that I want to overthrow the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
He accused Dr. Otti of being behind his ordeal.
Reacting to the alleged invasion, the Commissioner for Information, Boni Iwuoha condemned it, saying that it was unfortunate.
Iwuoha said that Abia State Government demands explanation from the security operatives, as it was embarrassed by that action.
Iwuoha said that the government also demands apology from the security operatives. (Vanguard)