Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Angry landlords of Aruoture street, Okumagba layout in warri and other residents in the area on Tuesday rejected, and threatened legal action over the alleged plan to construct a mortuary in the area
Recall that one Dr Bright Djebah of Byrant Clinic situated at Eti street had few weeks said he was ready to build a mortuary outside his hospital in the are, a plan which provoked the landlords to have petitioned the local government authourities and the police to save from what they described as evil plan to expose them to dangers
In a letter of protest by the landlords signed Barr Ama Etuwewe (SAN) , a copy made available to our correspondent in Asaba, said that the decision of Dr Bright Djebah to build a mortuary in the area, was uncalled for, arguing that it would create health hazards and unnecessary crowd associated with movement of corpses for burial in the area.
In the petition titled” A call To put an immediate, and complete stop To a mortuary in a build – up residential area” and copied Delta state Commissioner for Health, Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA) stated that the angry landlords have written Dr Bright Djebah to stop his intention to site a mortuary in the area, and has asked him to stop forthwith.
The petitioners affirmed that the mortuary if completed would block the water way that naturally takes water through part of Effurun and Warri metropolis and Emebiren street canal right of way, stating further that” Your mortuary when completed will eventually lead to the blocking of the water channels and flooding of the area, aside from the health hazards concomitant to corpses. We wrote you to urge you to terminate the construction of a mortuary in Aruoture street, to forestall environmental disaster that would accompany your actions”
The Aruoture landlords vowed to proceed on legal action should Dr Bright Djebah continue with the construction of the mortuary in the said area, and called on the relevant
authourities to prevail on him to stop the construction of the mortuary immediately.
But in a swift reaction, Dr Bright Djebah said” I don’t owe the street members any obligation to construct a mortuary in my land and whatever I am doing with the mortuary, is certainly non of their business, and it is part of my hospital to have a mortuary”
In another development, the Delta state Police Command has said that the Command will extend its crackdown on ” Cultists” to prostitutes in the state.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Hafiz Muhammed Inuwah who confirmed this to our correspondent in Asaba, said that the command will do everything possible to frustrate the illicit businessnes of the Cultists and prostitutes in the state, disclosing that prostitutes thronged the state from neighbouring states to play their trade was becoming too embarrassing as well as threat to security in the state.
Hafiz Muhammed Inuwah said” we are not going to allow them, they are not going to find Delta as a safe haven, we will frustrate them until they will all leave the state, and we have arrested over thirty suspected prostitutes and we arraigned them in court including some armed bandits”
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