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Ebonyi to crackdown on hotels hiding criminals



EBONYI State Government has said it would  shutdown some hotels, restaurants and drinking joints in the state for allowing hoodlums hiding in to commit crime in the state

The state’s Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoro Emegha stated this in a statement in Abakaliki.

He decried that hoodlums have formed the habit of hanging out in hotels, restaurants and joints in the state till late in the night from where they usually take off to perpetuate crimes and all forms of anti-social vices in the state capital.

He further said that the state government has perfected arrangements to seal the affected joints if the proprietors assumed to be partners in crime with the hoodlums fail to refrain themselves from such reprehensible acts, adding that landlords of such hotel proprietors will equally not be left out in the government sealing order

“Government observed that some managers of night clubs in the state have allowed some of their customers to parade a retinue of minors and under aged youths especially teenage girls below the age of 18 years who it said usually indulge in all manner of immoral lifestyle at awkward hours of the night without recourse to the state government’s ‘Attitudinal Change Campaign’.

Therefore, government threatened to revoke the right of occupancy of any landlord or penalise any hotel manager for condoning such immoral conduct which, according to it, tend to compromise the future of Ebonyi youths,”  Emegha said.

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