1 The Association of Deaf in Imo State on Wednesday protested the demolition of its secretariat situated on Wetheral Road, Owerri, by officials of the Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO).
2 The special citizens took the protest to the Government House, where they met with the Chief of Staff to Gov.
4 After confirming from the ENTRACO General Manager, Franklin Nkemakolam, on the demolition, Anyaehie promised to take the matter to the governor for solution.
5 Reacting, the representative of the association who spoke through its Chairman, Uzoma Edwards, aided by an interpreter, said the office was built by the late Sam Mbakwe’s administration.
6 According to him, the office had served as their worship, meeting and vocational centre before it was demolished.
7 Edwards disclosed that the commission embarked on the demolition without a prior notice and warrant to the association.
8 “They just came and started demolishing our office without any warrant, when I tried to question them, they beat me up and tore my clothes.
9 “We are begging the state governor to please come to our rescue,” he said.