Hon. Obinna Ichita, member representing Aba South State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, has been attacked by yet to be identified hoodlums at Aba.
The incident happened on Wednesday at a venue where he was holding a town hall meeting.
Hon Obinna Ichita is a member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), political party in the state.
The threat he said surrounds his questioning the use of 56 Billion Dollars from World Bank meant for the construction of roads in Aba south and the whereabout of the Billions of Naira received as part of Paris Club Refund for Abia state.
In his words: “Dear constituents and friends, this is to bring to your attention that I came under attack while meeting with my constituents today .
“The number of people injured is not yet ascertained at this moment.
“The attackers were sent to kill with the intention of stopping further questions about the 56 million US Dollars received from the World Bank for the construction of roads in Aba south and the whereabout of the Billions of Naira received as part of Paris Club Refund.”
Hon. Obinna however asked his people not to be violent.
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Meanwhile, when hon Ichita first made public about the threat on his life, the Abia state government in a swift response through the office of the commissioner for information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, stated that the state government’s attention have been drawn to the press release of Hon Obinna Ichita.
The statement however tasked the relevant security agencies in the state to thoroughly investigate the purported petition by the Lawmaker.
The press release also had it that “the administration has never been and will never be associated with political killings or harassment of citizens based on their opinions and political views under the administration of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu even when such views are sometimes considered too toxic and beyond the threshold of globally acceptable standard of freedom of expression.”
Hon Obinna Ichita in his statement and in live video never mentioned any person in Abia government to be involved in the attack, rather said he will report to the relevant security agencies.