Delta Women Protest Regina Daniels Husband Ned Nwoko
On Wednesday, March 14, women from the Edumuje-Ugboko community, located in the Aniocha Northern Local Government District of Delta, stormed the street to protest Ned Nwoko, the billionaire husband of Nollywood actress Regina Daniels.
The former federal deputy was accused of persecuting indigenous peoples and imprisoning their husbands, relatives and children.
Nwoko is accused of forcibly seizing several hectares of land belonging to members of the community.
According to the Sahara Reporter, female protesters of various ages, under the auspices of Worried Women of Edumuje-Ugboko, were armed with various placards as they stormed the Delta State Government House in the capital Asaba to record their complaints.
Women who accused Nwoko of violating security in the city said their husbands, children and relatives were imprisoned in Abuja on the orders of a Nigerian billionaire.
The women protesters also accused the chairman of the local government council of working for Nwoko, “legitimizing illegality by granting customary land ownership rights, which are the subject of customary disputes and legal proceedings.”
In a petition to Governor Ifeani Okova, women from the community claimed that Nwoko had forcibly expropriated farmers from their ancestral lands in order to set up private businesses.
“We believe it is in the worst interests of the state and humanity to destroy food and income farms and replace them with a golf course, leaving owners with no alternative but to move from landowners to better tenants.”
Women wondered why the government, led by Governor Okova, did not find it appropriate to introduce the state into the position of the traditional ruler Obi Chukwunso Nwoko three years after it was traditionally appointed after all the necessary traditions and customs were observed.