Residents of Aguogboriga Layout, in Abakaliki Ebonyi State Capital have condemned in strong terms the closure of public road by individual property developers.
They were reacting to qn ongoing fencing of a lender property allegedly belonging a member of the Federal House of Representative from Ebonyi State which the developer trespassed into a public land to block access road serving members of the public.
“The danger is that we have been cut off from accessing Chiboy Street which leads to Presco Junction and from where we can access the major roads.
“People living around the area have been locked up and I have never seen this type of lawlessness” . Dr. Igwe Gabriel laments.
Another resident of the area, Barr. Charles Oko who spoke to Onyokomita said it was completely unlawful for anybody to block public road in the course of developing his property and maintained that he was going to seek legal redress.
Onyokomita gathered that residents of the blocked street have been denied access in and out of the street while the developer continues his work.
” We know that government is not aware of this because the governor we know cannot allow this madness”. The residents stated.
They called on the governor to urgently come to the rescue of the people from the hands tomentors.