Umahi stops Flavour from performing in Ebonyi

By Editor on 09/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 774


The Ebonyi state government has explained why it stopped the musical show put together by the Nigeria Breweries PLC in Abakaliki which was expected to feature the popular Nigerian Highlife Musician, Chinedu Okoye popularly known as Flavour at Abakaliki last Sunday. 

The state government said the musical show was aborted on account of what it described as insecurity of members of the public and to forestall breakdown of law and order. 

The popular musician was slated to perform at the show at the Ochudo park, Water Walks Road Abakaliki but it was aborted  by the state government about an hour to the commencement leaving thousands of fans disappointed.  

It was gathered that Flavour arrived Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Saturday ahead of the musical show slated to thrill his teeming fans in the state. But, at about 9pm that  day, the Special Adviser to Governor David Umahi on Internal Security, Kenneth Ugballa, allegedly led a team of Police officers to the venue.

Eyewitnesses said Mr Ugbala asked the organisers to shut the show down with the help of the Police who also drove everybody out of the venue of the event obviously on the orders of Mr Ugbala.

When contacted, the Special Adviser to the governor, Mr Ugbala argued that the shut down was to prevent the kind of nasty incidents that allegedly happened during a similar show held in Enugu recently.

It would be recalled that the social media was agog last month with the allegations that over 20 ladies were raped in Mr Flavour’s show in Enugu while some left the show naked with their dresses torn by some criminals.

 The Police in Enugu though said no one was rape. It however confirmed a case of attempted rape and stealing of phones and other crimes.

Mr Ugbala blamed the organisers of the Abakaliki show for not informing the Police or any other security agency in the state before staging the show to provide security.

“The security of the state is in our hands, I called the Commissioner of Police and he said he was not informed. They didn’t write to any of the other security agencies in the state, They said they got permission from the CP of Lagos to come and do a show in Ebonyi”.

“At the venue there was no security presence, what they had was only 6 bouncers to maintain security of over 10, 000 persons at the venue. And the whole area was already charged before we came. We have already gathered that about three persons were already robbed of there phones and they called to complain”.

“They held similar show in Enugu which was marred with several irregularities including stampede that allegedly led to some deaths and even allegations of rape. So we wanted to forestall a similar situation from happening here. In that Enugu event they wrote to government and security agencies which were present at the event and still there was stampede and allegations of rape. Then imagine what would have happened in this case which didn’t have security presence, he said.

Posted 09/05/2018 06:09:59 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Prophet Abam murdered in Port Harcourt

Zamfara Killings: Shoot to kill, Governor Yari orders...

National Assembly won’t reconvene on Tuesday – Namdas...

2019: No restructuring, no vote – Ohanaeze Ndigbo...

Fayemi resigns as minister, picks Adubiaro as Ekiti...

Army unmasks new deadly Islamic sect, Hakika

Herdsmen to pay for grazing reserves – Osinbajo...

Nine corpers drown during riverside picnic

Herdsmen strike again, kill 30 in Taraba, Benue...

JTF’s clampdown on illegal refineries triggers kerosene scarcity...

Court strikes out Nnamani’s N5.3bn charge, EFCC to...

Killings in Nigeria: Catholic Bishops demand Buhari's resignation...

 

Latest News 2019: APC chieftain dares Buhari, declares support for Atiku at PDP secretariat Ekweremadu’s Constituents Carpet Buhari’s Aides over senatorial seat Drama as APC chieftain defects to PDP, places curse 2019: Dogara defects, picks PDP forms INEC denies plans to postpone 2019 elections Buhari assures on new minimum wage as workers threaten strike APC fires back at The Economist, HSBC for predicting Buhari’s defeat Army, others in show of force over IPOB sit-at-home order 2019: I’m seeking re-election to protect Nigeria – Buhari Jonathan condemns Oshiomhole over vote-buying allegations Okorocha sacks aides contesting election New Minimum Wage: Labour issues two weeks ultimatum as Fed Govt gives assurance

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,689 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,036 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (4,878 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,349 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,259 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,558 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,302 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,265 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,232 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,231 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,231 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,028 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (436) EDITORIAL (5) POLITICS (330) SOCIETY (102) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (194) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (14) INTERNATIONAL (30) ENTERTAINMENT (7) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands