The building which was being built by the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, in honour of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, is located at 2 Ralph Uwazuruike Street, Area G, New Owerri.
The building, upon completion, would have also served as a research centre on Igbo studies.
The MASSOB leader who was informed of the pulling down of the building on phone in his reaction, said:
“I had gone to Oraifite in Anambra State with her Excellency, IyomBianca Ojukwu, for the burial ceremony of the late father of Mr. Emeka Okwuosa; on my way back to Owerri, I received a call from one of my members that some people had demolished the Ojukwu Memorial Library in Owerri. He said those who carried out the act were seen escaping in a 406 Peugeot car.
“But I don’t know those who are responsible for this dastardly act but we intend to find out,” Chief Uwazuruike said.