The Imo Security Council Meeting Presided over by Governor Rochas Okorocha and with the Service Chiefs vis-à-vis Principal Government functionaries present, was held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Government House Owerri to review the Security situation in the State and strategize on the way forward after the Controversy that arose following the relocation of Ekeukwu Owerri Market last Saturday.
Briefing Journalists at the end of the meeting, Governor Rochas Okorocha said that the Council reitereated that the issue of the relocation of Ekeukwu Market had been politicized by the Political elite who were behind the false rumours because they think that would enhance their Political advantage in 2019 election.
He also stated that the Council also reaffirmed that nobody was killed in Ekeukwu as a result of the demolition .
In the Governors words “For the little boy of 10yrs old that was killed or murdered as the case maybe, it was not anywhere near the Douglas road that the operation took place and till today nobody has been able to state clearly what led to his death, but I have instructed that a full post mortem must be carried out to ensure the cause of death. We have requested that any interested party could also bring in their pathologist for this exercise”.