Normalcy has returned at the New Artisan Market, Enugu but the commissioner of police in the state, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc is leaving no stone unturned as he has assured the resident of the state that those responsible for the obstruction of the execution of a valid court order in the market will be arrested and prosecuted adequately.
Earlier today some miscreants tried to ferment trouble in the area as Nwajanja Family of Akpugo in Nkanu East local government of Enugu State came to enforce a court order which is in their favour.
The Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe said 5 persons have been arrested in connection to the violent act which led to the destruction of properties and disturbance of public peace and they are assisting the police with their investigation.
Ndukwe in a statement also said that the CP has ordered thorough investigation to fish out the perpetrators, and urged the residents to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation or harassment.
“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has ordered the immediate launch of thorough investigation to fish out and bring to book, miscreants whose acts of violence led to the sustaining of injuries by innocent citizens, vandalism and burning of vehicles at New Artisan Market, along Enugu/Port-Harcourt Expressway, Enugu at about 4.00pm of today, 22/04/2021.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the unscrupulous elements within the Market, became riotous and resisted the execution of a Court Order issued by High Court of Enugu State, authorizing the demolition of structures and possession of the land area covering the Market by Nwajanja Family of Akpugo in Nkanu West L.G.A. of the State. It further shows that the unwarranted rioters set up burn-fires on the road, obstructed vehicular movement, injured unascertained number of persons, vandalized two (2) caterpillars that had gone to carry out the demolition exercise and set ablaze three (3) vehicles,” the statement reads in part.