The Obio/Akpor Local Government Area has issued a quit notice to the Nigeria Police, Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS. in a letter issued by the legal adviser of the council, Victor Owhonda Wokem the Police unit was directed to vacate the premises which they occupy in the Obio/Akpor International Market before the 30th of November he explained that the vacation of the premises by SARS was necessary as the council intends to carry out a major renovation work in the market after which the market will be put to good and purposeful use as was originally intended
Amadi Promise Chimenem Director of Public Communication and Electronic Media
The authority of Obio/Akpor local government council of Rivers State, has given the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Rivers State Police Command up till November 30, 2017, to vacate its headquarters located inside the Obio/Akpor International Market, Rukpokwu, Port Harcourt.
The council, in a quit notice dated October 18, 2017 and addressed to the Commander of SARS in the state, said it will take all available legal means to take possession of the property should the special security outfit fail or refuse to abide by the notice.
Copied in the letter, which was signed by the Legal Adviser to the council, Victor Owhonda Women, Esq., are the Inspector-General of Police and the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, amongst others.
It reads in part, “I am directed by the Local Government Council to give you one (1) month Notice to Vacate and delivered up possession of the premises/ property of the Obio/Akpor International Market, which you presently occupy as a licensee thereof on or before 30th day of November, 2017.
“The directive is borne out of the Council’s need to carry out major renovation works at the International Market and put the said property, which you occupy into full use and purpose for which it was originally acquired and built.
“Take further notice that in the event you fail or refuse to abide by this notice, the Council shall have no option but to use all available legal means to eject you therefrom and demand consequential damages.”