Criminal Activities: Abia Govt Closes Down 31 Scrap Markets In Aba

Criminal Activities: Abia Govt Closes Down 31 Scrap Markets In Aba

Abia State government has closed down 31 markets in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state.

The markets, known in local parlance as Akpakara (Scrap and Wastes Markets), was closed down Tuesday evening.

The government in an announcement made on Tuesday by the Abia State Commissioner for Trade and Investment; Chief John Okiyi Kalu, on behalf of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, said the closure affected only Scrap and Wastes Markets in the city.

According to him, the markets will remain closed “pending the proper identification of those involved in the collection and sale of scraps as well as the proper organization of the trade to eliminate associated criminal activities”.

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The as listed are:

1. Port Harcourt Express Road by Tonimas Junction

2. Umuode Village by Nwanyi Moto in Osisioma

3. Port Harcourt Express Road near Harmony Park by Enyimba

4. Port Harcourt Express Road by Ubani Junction

5. Uratta Integrated Market Scrap Dealers

6. Backyard Gate Alaoji along Port Harcourt Road

7. Port Harcourt Express Road by Okwuonu junction, Uratta

8. Ariaria Market after Bakassi Office

9. Old Express by Samek Faulks Road

10. 51, PH Road by Hollywood, Aba

11. Cemetery Road by Railway

12. Weeks Road by Cemetery Road, Aba

13. 77, Clifford Road, Aba

14. Etche Road Scrap Dealers

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15. School Road by Old Court

16. Constitution Crescent by John 3:16 Ministry, Aba

17. Peoples Road, Ogbor- Hill

18. SANCAS School, Ikot- Ekpene Road, Ohanze near Dan Dollars Filling Station

19. Inside Ehiere Market

20. Ikot- Ekpene Road by EZESCO Ogbor- – Hill, Aba

21. Alaoji by EASYON Filling Station Ogbor-Hill, Aba

22. Alaoji by High Two Filling Station Ogbor-Hill, Aba

23. Umuafor Federal School by Lord Chosen Church, Ogbor-Hill, Aba

24. Federal Road by Obikabia at the back of Uche Filling Station, Aba

25. Opposite Zone 6 Police Station, Ogbor-Hill, Aba

26. 3, Glass Road, by Anaemerem Hospital

27. Water Side by Umuoba Road

28. Behind Eziama Police Station, Ogbor-Hill, Aba

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29. Opposite OLAS Oil, Ogbor-Hill, Aba

30. Georges Street by Bible College

31. 1b, Ozuitem Road by Ngwa Road etc

The announcement however directed the executives of the markets and security agents are to ensure compliance with the directive, even as it also directed leaders of the various scrap and waste market groups in the state to meet with the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Sir Michael Egwu, on Tuesday, 17th May 2022

Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.

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