The 17 families making up the entire community of Enugu-Ngwo has dragged Ken Onoh, the Senior Adviser on Special Duties to the Enugu Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, before an Enugu State High Court. In Suit NO: Fhc/EN/C’s/73/2018, the Community (Appellants) pray the court to grant relief of N10 milion Naira against Mr Ken Onoh for misinforming the Police and unlawfully arresting the Task Force Chairman for Lands on trumped-up allegations.
According to reports, Mr Ken had waded into the community land located at Iva-Valley seizing the community’s tractor at the site and towing same to the Central Police Station Enugu. Mr Ken had also claimed the entire land as his personal asset and had arrested the Chairman land taskforce with Anti Cult Police Unit alleging the Chairman to be a cult member who had in his possession an Assault Riffle with which he chased him in an attempt to kill him.
Mr Ken who had also attempted to arrest the President-General of the community with a special team from Police Headquarters Abuja over allegations of threat to life and criminal trespass, failed to appear at the Force Headquarters to defend his petition when the PG and delegates of Enugu-Ngwo Community appeared in Abuja to defend his allegations.
The community has also sought the Court to declare that the invasion of the community land at Iva-Valley by Ken Onoh accompanied with a team of armed police to harass members of the community who were working at the site was illegal, unconstitutional and a breach of their rights to liberty and dignity.
The community has also prayed the court to grant a N10,000,000 ( Ten Million Naira) releif as damages against the 1st , 16th and 17th applicants for their unlawful arrest and detention over false information to the police.
The case will heard on 2nd July (today) 2018 at the Enugu High court.
Mr Ken had been previously banished by the community for allegedly selling off communal land, arresting village representatives over fabricated allegations and seizing the community tractor used in bush clearing.