Social media influencer, Chibuike Gabriel Ugwu, popularly known as “Untouchable”, has apologised to the governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, over his viral video at the weekend claiming that Enugu State Government was executing a massive demolition of completed houses at the Enugu Lifestyle and Golf City, also known as Enugu Centenary City.
Sandwiched in the apology video by his two friends, who are also content creators, the “Untouchable Comedy” producer, said that he was misinformed and had also acted out of emotions.
In the short video, which he released on Sunday morning, he said: “Information reaching me this morning was like I was even the one, who did not understand what was going on at the Enugu Centenary City.
They now explained to me what was happening and it is a very long matter. It is plenty, but I now know better.
“I wrongly accused the governor and I just want to beg him not to be angry. I was misinformed and I was also overwhelmed by fear and emotion. I thought about this property, being my only house, and I was propelled by emotions to do the first video.
“So, my people, this is a quick disclaimer to my earlier video. My governor, I beg you.”
Ugwu’s video vindicates the statement, Saturday, by the Chairman, Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Hon. Uche Anya, disclaiming the video.
Contrary to Ugwu’s claim, Anya had explained that although the deadline given to property developers at the vast land located at Amechi Awkunanaw-Obeagu communities in October 2023 to relgularise their properties had since expired, ECTDA was yet to demolish any completed and or occupied property in order to allow developers elaborate time present their title documents and building approvals.
He however, stressed the Authority would not succumb to what he described as blackmail” in its determination to stamp out the activities of illegal property developers and land grabbers and protect the rights and interests of investors.
“At ECTDA, we observe the rule of law. So, Capital Territory Development Authority is determined to frustrate every attempt to illegally grab land or encroach, an act which could jeopardise investors’ interest in the state or dissuade them entirely,” he stated.