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CLO urges Anambra Governor Soludo to save woman brutalized by anti-tout

By Alphonsus Nweze, Onitsha

The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Anambra State has called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo to save the life of Mrs Nkemakolam Nnamani brutalused by his notorious anti-tout squad.

Mrs Nnamani was abused, manhandled and brutalised by the State Anti-Tout Squad for advising them to stop assualting,beating and molesting an aged woman at Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra State.

But CLO in a statement which was made available to the media in Onitsha said the pathetic health condition of the woman is detoriating that if urgent and immediate step is not taken,her leg may be amputated .

In the statement endorsed by Comrades Vincent Ezekwueme and Chidi Mbah chairman and secretsry respectively CLO decried the great disdain and indifference by the government towards the plight,predicament and the sufferings of the woman and her family because of her patriotism to call the agent of government to order and be law abiding in the discharge of their duties.

CLO had earlier drew the attention of the State Government about the pathetic and pitiable condition of the woman but there was no response from the government.

They also called on public spirited individuals to come to the aid of the woman in other to save her life and family.

The human rights body asked the State government and Anambra State House of Assembly to clarify to the citizens,residents and visitors if there is a legislation enacted by State House of Assembly that banned people from urinating inside gutter with penalty ranging between #30,000 and #50,000 even when there is no provision for public conveniences in some designated and strategic places in the State.

CLO quoted the woman as crying that he is suffering because she is poor and does not have people who would talk for her.

The woman according to CLO appealed to Gov. Soludo,Gov.Peter Mbah of Enug State ,Civil Society Organizations and public spirited individuals to assist her in this trying and pathetic period, saying that her children are out of school and feeding is becoming difficult for them.

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