On Tuesday, 19 August 2017, a new set of leaders of the home branch of Amuvi Welfare Union, Arochukwu, was elected during the union’s meeting held at the village hall by 11:03am that day. The result of the election exercise showed that Mazi Theophilus O C Igboko emerged the chairman while Omere Okoroji was elected the secretary. The election was supervised by some national officers of the union led by the President-General, Mazi ND Ume, and some members of the women’s wing of the union.
Speaking to Aro News in an interview, some of the elected members indicated their desire to add to the development efforts and unity of Amuvi village. In particular, the chairman, Theo Igboko, said that improved security of the village towards totally securing life and property of the villagers; youth enlightenment, empowerment and skills acquisition; eradication and zero tolerance for secret cultism in the village and the strengthening of the bond of unity and love, brotherliness and the resuscitation of onye aghala nwanne ya spirit for which the village had been known for ages were to be pursued in the interest of the villagers.
Also, protection of the public institutions, properties and utility items located in the village would be pursued, according to them, and using the chance to plead for the completion of the NDDC piped water project in the village and handing it over to the villagers. The new executive also used the occasion of the interview to warn the youths of the village to desist from engaging in all social vices including burglary, stealing, robbery, engagement in secret cultism, sexual promiscuity, vandalisation of public properties and so on.
Other members elected were Sunday Nwachukwu (retired ASP – Vice Chairman), Ndubuisi Arukwe (Asst Secretary), Comr Martins C Nlennaya (Fin Sec), Chijoke Okereke (Treasurer); Sunday Okoro (Social Welfare Officer 1), Theophilus Igwe (Social Welfare Officer 11), Sunday Ogbonnaya (Provost 1) and Chidi Okoro (Provost 11).
Meanwhile, two members of the village suspected to have participated in the robbery in the family of one Dr Okereke and made away with money in naira and dollars, items of jewelry, jpji wrappers, food and other items used for ikpu aku during the burial in the family had been apprehended and handed over to the police in Arochukwu.
According to the social welfare officer 11 of Amuvi Welfare Union, home branch, Theophilus Igwe, the new executive was out to rid the village of bad elements and ensure that general progress takes place in the village as what used to be in the past.
Already, one of the two men involved had confessed to have participated in the commission of the crime and was, at the time of filing the report, helping the police in their investigation on the matter.