Joe Igbokwe is a name many Nigerians know for patriotism. This is because he lends his voice on social media to speak against societal ills committed by any secessionists’ group in the country. The most notable secessionists group he condemns is the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Recently, something bad happened to one of Joe Igbokwe’s properties in Nnewi, Anambra state. In a social media post made by him, he explained how IPOB members invaded his residence. He also expressed gratitude saying materialistic things means nothing to him. In this article, aside looking at how Joe Igbokwe’s house was invaded by IPOB members, we would also be looking at the implications of the barbaric act.
HOW JOE IGBOKWE’S HOUSE IN NNEWI WAS INVADED.
In the mid hours of today, Joe Igbokwe narrated that the IPOB members arrived with several jerry cans in an attempt to raze down his house. These jerry cans were said to be loaded in a sienna car. After their arrival, the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) recorded all what went down without the invaders’ notice.
THE IMPLICATIONS OF WHAT IPOB MEMBERS DID TO JOE IGBOKWE’S PROPERTY.
In Nigeria’s constitution, the law on destruction of public property states that “any person who unlawfully or with intent to destroy or damage any public property removes, defaces or damages any public property shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction.” Judging by what the law states, the first implication of the barbaric act of IPOB members is that if anyone among them gets caught, the person is liable on conviction.
The second implication regarding the invasion is that the IPOB group is a proscribed group in Nigeria. Based on this fact, any wrong action or move taken by any member of the group will not be joked with by law enforcement Officers in Anambra or any part of Nigeria. What this means is that the invasion of Joe Igbokwe’s house in Nnewi is a criminal offense and all criminal offenses are treated with adequate seriousness in order to avert a reoccurrence of such.