The building was pulled down alongside other illegal structures and shanties in the area by a task force set up by the chairman of the Ogbaru local council transition committee, Mr. Arinzechukwu Awogu.
It was gathered that the exercise, which was carried out with heavy presence of armed security personnel, attracted commendation from the residents of the street as they appreciated the present administration in the state for its efforts towards alleviating the plight of the people.
According to a resident of the area, Mr. Okechukwu Nnaemeka, “the structure has been here for years, blocking access to our homes. Sometimes, criminals do stand here at night to harass people, who come home late.”
The Special Adviser to the governor on Local Government Liaison, Mr. Hypolite Obidi, and Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Local Government Liaison, Engineer Okey Udeze, affirmed that they received series of letters from the leadership of the community over the obstruction and were mandated by Ogbaru council transition committee chairman, Mr. Awogu, to carry out the demolition exercise.
Also, the chairman, committee on works of the council, Engineer Nnamdi Esumai, said that series of consultations and letters written to the said Mr. Ezeh, who constructed the structure, urging him to remove it, did not yield result, thus, the task force was left with no other option than to apply force.