May 30, 2019
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
Imo State Government on Thursday began the demolition of Akachi monument, which was built by the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha.
However, while the earth-moving equipment deployed by the government was demolishing the monument, military operatives numbering over 25 came and chased the workers away.
The military men who barricaded the environment as of the time of filing this report, resisted people who had come to catch a glimpse of the demolition from gaining access to the place.
The development caused a rowdy scene in and around the place.
The soldiers also stopped people from taking photographs of the scene.
Okorocha had, during its inauguration, described the Akachi Tower, measuring over 40 feet, as symbolising the hand of God over Imo State.
He had also stated that the monument would be tourists’ attraction.
According to a Wiki citation, the structure can be climbed by going round it; while those who get up there can enjoy breath-taking aerial view of the town.