Date: October 16, 2019, 06:26:28 PM
Ikpeazu announces arrest of killer soldier in Aba: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
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 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.
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