Chairman Plastic Products Dealers Society International Market Ogbunike Debunks Allegation Of Extortion..
Written by City Radio on February 23, 2023
The Chairman of Plastic Products Dealers Society International Market Ogbunike, Mr. Udoka Ogbuefi has debunked the purported claim of extortion by some traders in the market.
This rebuttal is coming few days after some traders in the market claimed to have been subjected to an untold hardship as a result of extortion by groups of youths in the community.
Plastic Products Dealers Society International Market, Ogbunike situated at Tollgate Ogbunike is a major market for all kinds of plastic products and factories, business offices and residential buildings now springing up around the area making the market strategic business community and a major commercial layout in the state.
Mr. Ogbuefi explained that they bought and developed the market to become a well organized and peaceful market but regretted how a few individuals who want to enrich themselves bent on destroying the market and said that the individuals are in the habit of erecting shanty shops and forcing the traders in the market to pay tolls and levies at each entry point which made them to invite the community to intervene over the situation.
The Market Chairman, therefore, pleaded with the Anambra State Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, OCHA Brigade to come to their aid and stop all forms of illegal tolls or revenue collection.
On his part, the Chairman Land and Revenue Committee of Amawa village Ogbunike, Mr. Chibuzor Oheze denied that the community was collecting any tolls through their youths, stated categorically that the only money paid by traders is the security levy which are only payable on monthly basis.
He explained that the market union had invited them because of one individual who illegally constructed a tollgate at Ugboko Road by Plastic market which they insisted was unacceptable and asked the state government to send a delegation to find out the true state of things in the market.
At Emenike Junction Tollgate, the youth leader of Amawa village Ogbunike, Mr. Paschal Anumba and Nze Edwin Nwaolise denied the allegation of destroying property at the same area.