Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Best Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Onitsha , Chief Pius Nweke whose company fence had been demolished by armed hoodlums and was arrested later over an allegetion of possession of fire arms has regained his freedom.
Recall that on June 5, 2020, the Inspector General of Police(IGP) Special Tactical Section(STS) team arrested him and the State Commissioner of Police, John Abang who confirmed the arrest said he was intercepted in a Lexus SUV with a covered plate number by policemen on routine patrol at Awada, Onitsha in Anambra State.
Abang claimed the IGP team searched the car and the occupant and found a Berretta pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition in it and also confirmed that Chief Nweke was taken into custody at their Onitsha office.
It’s been alleged that his sudden arrest was in connection with the lingering 50 year old land dispute between Nweke’s community, Abba and neighboring Ukpo community in Dunukofia Local government area.
The crisis led to the alleged recent demolition of the perimeter fence of Best Aluminum belonging to Chief Nweke and his brother, Godwin Nweke by armed hoodlums allegedly hired by the chief thug of the neighborhood community.
The suspected thugs were alleged to have invaded the area with three truck loads of policemen who gave them cover to destroy the properties on the grounds that they were implementing a court order.
The pistol found with Chief Nweke was officially approved many years ago by the Presidency and IGP. Chief Nweke insisted on verification and confirmation of the pistol’s approval.
While in Abuja facility for interrogation, Chief Nweke’s facts about the pistol’s approval and licensing was verified and the police found out that the fire arm had been approved and licensed. He was then released unconditionally.
In his words of gratitude to all concerned, Chief Nweke said that God has a reason for his arrest. “I thank God for everything that happened to me, God has a reason for allowing it to happen and I cannot question God, my maker for allowing me pass through such experience.”
He extended his warmth thanks to Archbishops, Bishops, Reverend Fathers, Reverend Sisters, Evangelists, Pastors, and other anointed men of God who kept in touch with me while I was in detention, and for their prayers to God for my sake; I am most grateful.”
And also extended his thanks and gratefulness to his brothers and sisters from Abba community, past and present senators, house of Representative members, ministers, and friends in the Nigerian Police Force.
“To all those who must have wronged me in one way or the other, I have forgiven you, and to those who I must have wronged, I ask for your forgiveness. May God bless and guide us all; and may he pay us according to our deeds and actions.” He further said. Sunnewsonline