Land Dispute: Police Declare Chimamanda Adichie’s Kinsmen Wanted

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The Anambra State Police Command has declared three kinsmen of a renowned writer, Chimamanda Adichie, wanted.

This followed a land dispute between Adichie’s Abba community in the Njikoka Local Government Area of the state and its neighbor, Ukpo, in the Dunukofia Local Government Area.

The novelist had recently in newspaper publications condemned the intimidation of her people by the police.

She had accused a certain oil mogul in Ukpo of paying the police to “diminish, intimidate and humiliate” her people in order to appropriate their land.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said in a statement on Thursday that Adichie’s kinsmen were declared wanted for alleged conspiracy and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace in the area.

The statement read in part, “The Anambra State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that warrant of arrest was obtained by the police in respect of the following suspects over alleged cases of conspiracy and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace at Ukpo in the Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“They are Pius Nweke, Isaac Nwafor, and Bennett Anekwe, all males of the Abba community in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“The command enjoins members of the public with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the aforementioned suspects to contact the nearest police station/formations.”