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Ikpeazu announces arrest of killer soldier in Aba

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:16:00 AM
Aba (Abia) – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Thursday said that the armed security personnel, who allegedly shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist in a community near Aba, had been arrested.

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Governor Ikpeazu

The deceased, Mr Chimaobi Uzoukwa, was reportedly killed for allegedly refusing to part with N100 bribe at Ohanze military checkpoint.

It was alleged that one of the soldiers at the checkpoint commandeered another motorcyclist and went after him and reportedly shot him at a close range, killing him on the spot.

The suspect was said to have immediately fled the area after the dastardly act.

According to a release issued by Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ikpeazu announced the arrest of the suspect, when he paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family at Umuokereke Ngwa community in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

He swore to exhaust all avenues possible to ensure that the deceased, who left behind a pregnant wife, two sons and an aged mother, got justice.

Ikpeazu, who gave the name of the suspect as “Cpl. Ajayi”, said the fleeing soldier was arrested on Wednesday and currently being detained.

He described the killing of the 30-year-old okada rider as “wicked, malicious, unprofessional and cowardly.”

He expressed sadness that a security personnel, who was paid and maintained with tax payers money, could turn around to kill the person he was paid to protect.

Ikpeazu said that the circumstances surrounding the killing were unacceptable to the government and people of Abia.

He said: “To reason that a soldier could pursue an unarmed young man from Ohanze Village to Umuokereke Ngwa, a distance of about 25 kilometers, and shoot him at close range from behind, defied logic.

“This is one murder too many. We will do everything possible under the law to get this murderous suspect and bring him to justice.

“Whatever it takes, we will do. We will go to Abuja or any other place to ensure that the suspect did not go scot-free.

“The death of this young man is extremely painful and cannot go in vain.
“This is my position and this is the position of the government and people of Abia,” the governor said.

He promised that to make sure that the young family of the deceased did not suffer.
He pleaded with the family and community to bear the incident with fortitude and refrain from violent protests.

The governor was reportedly accompanied on the visit by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, Police Area Commander in Aba, ACP Peter Opara and other senior police officers.

(NAN)

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By: dayan (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:20:10 AM
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Ikpeazu, who gave the name of the suspect as “Cpl. Ajayi”, said the fleeing soldier was arrested on Wednesday and currently being detained.

He described the killing of the 30-year-old okada rider as “wicked, malicious, unprofessional and cowardly.”


A mere corporal in the army has this type of wicked and evil heart to assume the role of God in the life of a helpless unarmed man who was fending for his pregnant wife, two sons, and aged mother.
This type of a crime cshould NEVER be forgiven.
This murderer should face the MAXIMUM penalty under Nigerian penal code, which is death by hanging.
Nothing less would do.


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By: dayan (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:24:49 AM
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He said: “To reason that a soldier could pursue an unarmed young man from Ohanze Village to Umuokereke Ngwa, a distance of about 25 kilometers, and shoot him at close range from behind, defied logic.

“This is one murder too many. We will do everything possible under the law to get this murderous suspect and bring him to justice.

“Whatever it takes, we will do. We will go to Abuja or any other place to ensure that the suspect did not go scot-free.

“The death of this young man is extremely painful and cannot go in vain.
“This is my position and this is the position of the government and people of Abia,” the governor said
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This governor should keep this promise, or else people will start embarking on self help to get justice.
This killer is a COWARD, and cowards are known to be more wicked than normal men.
People like that should be serving in the North East where Boko Haram is teaching the military a lesson in wickedness, but Nigeria deploys them to peaceful South East to serve recondite purposes.

Re: Ikpeazu announces arrest of killer soldier in Aba

By: dayan (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:40:10 AM
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Okey Sampson, Aba and David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has announced the arrest of the soldier, who shot and killed a motorcyclist, Chimaobi Nwaorgu Uzoukwa, on Wednesday over alleged N100 bribe.

The killing triggered off protest, which led to the setting ablaze of a police van at Opobo Junction in the Ogbor Hill area of Aba.

Ikpeazu announced the arrest when he paid visit to commiserate with the family of the deceased at Umuokereke Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

He vowed that no stone would be left unturned in the quest for justice for the slain motorcyclist.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, disclosed that the soldier was arrested on Wednesday and is currently in detention.

He described the killing as wicked, malicious, unprofessional and cowardly, and expressed deep sadness that a security personnel, who is paid and maintained by tax payers’ money would turn around to kill the very person he is paid to secure.

He said that the circumstances surrounding the killing of the young man were unacceptable to the government and people of Abia State.

According to the governor, “this is one murder too many. We will do everything possible under the law to get this murderous soldier and bring him to justice. Whatever it takes, we will do. We will go to Abuja or any other place to ensure that this soldier doesn’t go scot-free.

“The death of this young man is extremely painful and cannot go in vain. This is my position and this is the position of the government and people of Abia State.”

Uzuokwa left behind a young wife, two sons and an aged mother.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday reacted to the killing of an Okada rider at Aba, Abia State, by a soldier for allegedly refusing to give N100 bribe, an incident the group described as an unprovoked attack and unnecessary killing of Biafrans by soldiers.

In a statement signed by the IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, made available to the press, the group expressed disgust that the killings had taken another “gruesome” dimension since the rejection of Fulani Ruga settlements and National Life Stock Programs (NLSP) by Biafrans.

The group said for a soldier to have chased a young man into his village and shot him dead in his compound in front of his wife and other family members is wickedness taken too far. According to the IPOB, the people of Ntigha-Uzor community in Obingwa council area should hold Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and other Igbo governors responsible for the injustices.

“We continue to call upon the American Ambassador to Nigeria, the British High Commissioner and other nations with diplomatic presence in Abuja and Lagos to convey the bitterness we feel at this loss to their home countries, regarding the state of wanton brutality, mayhem, banditry and general lawlessness at the hands of this APC government, terror herdsmen and murderous soldiers in Nigerian Army uniform,” it said.

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By: dayan (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:42:24 AM
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In a statement signed by the IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, made available to the press, the group expressed disgust that the killings had taken another “gruesome” dimension since the rejection of Fulani Ruga settlements and National Life Stock Programs (NLSP) by Biafrans.

The group said for a soldier to have chased a young man into his village and shot him dead in his compound in front of his wife and other family members is wickedness taken too far. According to the IPOB, the people of Ntigha-Uzor community in Obingwa council area should hold Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and other Igbo governors responsible for the injustice


Re: Ikpeazu announces arrest of killer soldier in Aba

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : August 09, 2019, 06:57:58 AM
The Governor should ensure justice for the deceased and also give financial assistant to his surviving wife and aged parent.

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