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The suspended Enugu Councilor, Hon. Maxwell Aluagbo has denied the allegation of embezzlement of fund levelled against him by Isi-Uzo legislative council on the prompting of the Executive Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Hon. Obiora Obeagu.

Hon. Aluagbo in an interview with Daily Gazette, stated that the allegation was frivolous and unfounded. He noted that he was shocked to be linked with misappropriation or embezzlement of money meant for Internally displaced persons from Eha-Amufu who sought refuge in Umualor during the herdsmen attacks. He stated that at no time did the Chairman give him any fund for the displaced persons.

According to honourable Aluagbo, the Chairman set up Isi-Uzo Emergency Management Committee, ISEMAC to oversee the management of the IDPs in Isi-Uzo of which the former leader of Isi-Uzo Legislative house and current Supervisor for Work is a member.


He alleged that the leader of Isi-Uzo legislative council received 10million which he used in buying three mini buses while other members received 1million each to carry out his illegal suspension.

According to Aluagbo, it is unfortunate that the chairman who at one time has sought for his help is now sponsoring campaign of calumny against him after he prevented his removal from office when his new found allies wanted to impeach him for refusing to share the local government allocation with them.

Hon. Aluagbo recalled that at certain time in December 2022, the leader of Isi-Uzo legislative council, Hon. Irenus Nnaji acting on the direction of Augustine Nnamani mobilized councilors to impeach the chairman for failing to share the allocation with him as agreed before he was nominated. He noted that the chairman reliably informed him that Chief Augustine Nnamani is collecting 10million monthly from him and also want him to be sharing another 10m among few of his cronies which he refused resulting to the plan to impeach him.

Hon. Aluagbo stated that the chairman consulted him to help break the ranks of councilors to stop his impeachment with the promise to pay him 2million if he succeeded. He stated that during a stakeholders meeting at Nike Lake Resort, the Chairman and himself were walked out of a meeting presided over by Augustine Nnamani because of their believe that he was working for the chairman.

He further noted that the 1.1million allegation levelled against him was a part payment of the deal he had with the chairman during his impeachment travail.

He insisted that he committed no offense and that his suspension by the Isi-Uzo Legislative House was illegal because the house did not follow its rule neither did the house investigate him or hear his own side of the story before suspending him.

Aluagbo expressed his disappointment that the chairman who diverted palliatives meant for Internally displaced persons in Eha-Amufu is accusing him of embezzlement when he should be facing investigation by EFCC. He alluded that Isi-Uzo Local Government Area under Barr. Obiora Obeagu has received about 3billion in federal allocation and Paris refund but has not executed any project worth 150million and should be made to account for it.

Aluagbo expressed disappointment with Hon. James Nnaji, Supervisor for Work, for accepting to do a hatchet job for the chairman by writing frivolous petition against him, forgetting that he sold Isi-Uzo legislative bus worth millions during his tenure as the leader of Isi-Uzo legislative council when Augustine Nnamani was the Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government.

He concluded by saying that he is currently consulting with his lawyer on the next line of action but assured that he will fight for justice and will not accept intimidation because he attended the inauguration of member representing Isi-Uzo constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Gabriel Lebechi Eze of Labour Party.

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