Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says the state government would name Douglas Road after 10-year-old Somtochukwu Ibeanusi who died on August 26 during Eke Ukwu Market demolition and relocation.
Okorocha said that any other building to be erected on the site of the demolished market would also be named after the deceased.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, announced this in a statement in Owerri on Thursday.
“Not minding how and where the 10-year-old boy, late Somtochukwu Ibeanusi died on the day the Eke Ukwu Market was demolished and relocated, I will honour him by naming Douglas Road after his name.
“I have liberated Owerri indigenes from a wicked clique made up of few families in the area who have held the people captive for many years.”
The governor said that the boy’s…