Social media influencer UNTOUCHABLE Pranks Enugu Govt with false, malicious video accusation
By Aluta News
January 21, 2024
Enugu: A social media influencer, Chibuike Ugwu, on Sunday apologised to the Enugu State Government over a false video accusing the government of wrongly demolishing completed houses at Enugu Centenary City.
Ugwu, popularly known as “Untouchable”, at the weekend made a false and malicious viral video claiming that the Enugu State Government was executing a massive demolition of completed houses at Enugu Lifestyle and Golf City, also known as Enugu Centenary City.
Sandwiched by his two other social media influencers and content creators, Ugwu told newsmen in Enugu that he was misinformed and had also acted out of emotions.
The social media influencer, who said he had already made and released an apology video, said: “information reaching me this morning was like I was even the one, who did not understand what was going on at Enugu Centenary City.
“They now explained to me what was happening and it is a very long matter. It is plenty, but I now know better.
“I wrongly accused our amiable Governor, His Excellency Dr Peter Mbah and I just want to beg him not to be angry.
“I was misinformed and I was also overwhelmed by fear and emotion. I thought about this property, being my only house, and I was propelled by emotions to do the first video.”
According to him, so, my people and fans, this is a quick disclaimer to my earlier video. My governor, I beg you, please forgive.
However, Ugwu’s apology vindicates the statement issued earlier on Saturday, by the Chairman, Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Chief Uche Anya, disclaiming the video.
Contrary to the uninformed video claim, Anya had explained that the deadline given to property developers at the vast land located at Amechi Awkunanaw-Obeagu communities in October 2023 to regularise their properties had since expired.
He said that notwithstanding, ECTDA was yet to demolish any completed and or occupied property in order to allow developers elaborate time to present their title documents and building approvals.
The chairman, however, stressed the Authority would not succumb to what he described as blackmail in its determination to stamp out the activities of illegal property developers, land grabbers and protect the rights and interests of investors.
He said: “At ECTDA, we observe the rule of law.
“So, the Capital Territory Development Authority is determined to frustrate every attempt to illegally grab land or encroach on it, an act which could jeopardise investors’ interest in the state or dissuade them entirely.”