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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Delta killings: Group calls for intense investigations

A group has called on the Delta state government to speed up the process of trial of all those indicted in the killing of innocent Nigerians in Ibusa Delta state in 2013.

The Coalition of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG) - a coalition of several Civil Society Group on Human Rights - said it is high time Nigerians hear the feelings, frustrations and pains over the killings of innocent citizens in Delta.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the national leader of CHRGG, Richard Iyalla said it is important that Nigerians known how the case involving the killing of these Delta residents are being handled by the Delta state judiciary.

The group called for the interrogation of the Senator representing Delta north constituency at the National Assembly over the matter.

Some cultists had allegedly killed a young okada rider (Zikara Saswad) and took away his motorcycle.

One of these cult boys - Uba Nonso - is still in detention in Ogwashi-Uku medium prison in Delta state where he is awaiting trial.

The group in its statement since the 2013 when the matter began, nothing serious has being heard again.

According to Iyalla: "If the 3rd citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki can be called upon and given 48 hours to answer on the Offa robbery, why can't another that has more weighty allegations be invited or probably some persons are above the law in this country or is there anything we need to know, even though this crime was committed about 5 years ago

"It will also interest the public to know that all criminal cases have been transferred from the State High Court of Akwukwu-Igbo to Asaba in Delta state apart from this case alone with case file No: AKU/13C/13 and charge number 0/21c/13.

"To this end, we are hereby calling on the judiciary to do the needful as justice delayed is justice denied and interrogate Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to immediately answer for this innocent lives and relinquish his position in the red chambers until he is exonerated as we cannot continue to have such elements as our legislators while the lives of youths are lost daily," he said.


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