The police in Anambra state have averted what could have degenerated into a bloody battle between those said to be loyal to the traditional ruler of Enugwu-Agidi community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, Okpallariam Mike Okekeuche and Chairman of Ezinato Clan, Izuchukwu Okeke-Onyeocha (Igwe Ezinato).
This followed a timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO at Abagana Police Division in the council area,, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Matthew Okafor
The supporters of Okpallariam Okekeuche, according to Okeke-Onyeocha, had allegedly swooped on some of his own supporters, launched physical attack on them and injured some of them before dispossessing them of their motorcycles which he gave to them as an empowerment.
He alleged that the attack on his supporters was aimed at forcing them to withdraw their loyalty to him.
Okeke-Onyeocha further said all efforts to recover the seized motorcycles from the loyalists of the traditional ruler proved abortive until the timely intervention of CSP Okafor who ordered that the seized items be brought to the police station from where they were released to the rightful owners.
Confirming the incident, CSP Okafor who declined further comments on the matter which he said was still under investigation, disclosed that he ordered both parties to bring all the seized property to the police station and when they complied, he released them to their owners and cautioned them to avoid anything capable of undermining the security in the area.
The situation in the town as being totally bad, noted that fear, anxiety and high level of insecurity have enveloped the town, adding that Onyeocha as one of his subjects, had for no justifiable reasons, decided to make the community ungovernable for him and the town union leadership.