Police averts violent crisis in oil rich Delta community
By Godwin Utuedoye
WHAT could have resulted into major communal crisis in Eruemukohwarien community, an oil rich town in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State was averted by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of A’Division, Ughelli, CSP Jonathan Acha, Psi, on Monday, January 24, 2017.
Sources from the two feuding faction in the community told our reporter that trouble started due to agitation from some persons who sensed a breach in the order allocation of an oil company job to a particular youth in clear violation of the laid down rules and the regulations guiding the allocation of job slot in the community.
Narrating their different versions, the stakeholders in the community stated that were it not for the quick response and intervention of the DPO and his men, lives could have been lost in the ensuing feud as violence has already erupted.
Addressing the representatives of the community, the DPO CSP Jonathan Acha, Psi who was recently posted to the area stressed the need for peace to reign in every community as no meaningful development can take place in any where area where there is crisis especially among the people and noting that development and crisis are two opposite things that can never come together.
He called on all parties to shun violence and adopt peaceful measures of settling issues within themselves. He urged both the youth leaders and the elders in council to be truthful, honest and sincere in their dealings in order to maintain their dignity and respect from among their people.
CSP Jonathan Acha Psi however assured of the cooperation and preparedness of the police to work harmoniously with the community as their primary aim is to maintain law and order but warned that on no account should “anyone take the laws into their hands.”
He maintained that the law will definitely take it course if anyone was found wanting.
The issue was amicably settled with the aggrieved parties pleading peace.