Human Interest

Anambra govt clarifies attack on GUO driver by ACTDA MD’s ‘thugs’


Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has debunked allegation of the beating of a commercial driver with GUO by operatives attached to Ossy Onuko, MD of ACTDA.

A press release by the governor’s press secretary, Christian Aburime stated that the account of the beating of the commercial driver was untrue.

He said:


The Anambra State Government would like to address a recent incident involving Mr. Ossy Onuko, MD/ Chief Executive Officer of the Awka Capital Territory Development Agency (ACTDA), and a driver affiliated with GUO Transport.

The incident, captured in a trending video, occurred on a roadway in Awka. It is imperative to provide an accurate account of the events in question.

Upon observing the dangerously reckless driving behaviour exhibited by the GUO Transport driver, Mr. Onuko, who was also navigating the same thoroughfare, took it upon himself to intervene.

Recognizing the potential peril to fellow road users, he attempted to caution the driver. Regrettably, the driver chose to disregard the warnings, necessitating the intervention of security personnel to ensure compliance.

But during the process of apprehending the driver, a regrettable altercation ensued, involving the driver, Mr. Onuko, and other unidentified individuals.

We are aware that public commentary surrounding the incident has led to some misconceptions, erroneously implying that public officials associated with the Anambra State Government are predisposed to confrontations.

We wish to categorically refute these claims.The Anambra State Government, under the humane leadership of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering a society characterised by civility, decorum, and mutual respect for human rights.

We are resolute in our pursuit of an environment where residents comport themselves responsibly, mindful of the rights and welfare of others, and the collective good of the public.

Governor Soludo’s passionate dedication to cultivating a community of enlightened citizens is a principle that he anticipates will be upheld by all public servants within his administration.

It is imperative to emphasise that the Governor does not endorse or condone any official of a state government agency taking matters into their own hands or engaging in altercations with members of the public while seeking compliance with established norms or laws.

In conclusion, the Anambra State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to the principles of responsible governance and the welfare of all citizens.

We trust that this statement provides a clearer perspective on the incident in question.


*Christian Aburime*
Press Secretary to Anambra State Governorclaims.The

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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