The general manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority ( OCDA) Engr. Innocent Ikpamezie has dispelled Speculations that Scores of people were trapped dead in the 8 Storey Building that Collapsed last Wednesday within the state Capital Owerri.
The OCDA boss who spoke to our Correspondent Ike-Jacobs Nwosu disclosed that only 4 dead bodies are recovered out of 16 People while 5 have been discharged 7 are receiving treatments in Hospital in Owerri.
Engr. Ikpamezie stated that he chose to relocate with the entire OCDA to the Collapsed Building Site to abate the Psychological trauma of the govt and people of the state on dual purpose as humanitarian and Call of Service. In his words, It will not give any Joy for anybody to assume that all is well when there are People trapped under the Rubbles.,since Wednesday evening, we have gotten orders with actions from the state governor Sen. Hope Uzodinma who graciously ordered our Four Excavators and 3 Pay Loaders, One JackParmmer Cutting Machine and Trucks are here at Site.
He, therefore, dismissed rumors that the govt has delayed actions in the Excavations.
Chief Ikpamezie used the opportunity to appeal to the IMO Public to avoid Rumor and blackmail. He insists that the Present govt in the State under Dist. Sen Hope Uzodinma is poised to restore Hope through good governance. What we must do is to ensure that all buildings are approved by OCDA., we are opening up Banking Hall here in OCDA for People to use and pay relevant fees to avoid being duped by Touts soon.