Murder of Asaba Businessman: Justice Must Take Its Course – CRC
Following the protest that rocked Asaba on April 5, 2023, over the alleged murder of Asaba Businessman, Late Onyeka Ibe, by an Officer of the Nigeria Police, the Civil Rights Council, (CRC) has called on the Federal Government, and other relevant agencies to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.
The Council which made this known to the media through a Press Release, reads below.
WE CONDEMN THE ALLEGED KILLING OF A PHONE SELLER, LATE IBE BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE
We are miffed and worried over the Killings of Nigerians by the Nigerian Police in the country. The rate at which some trigger happy Police Officers brutalises, intimidate, hassles and kill innocent citizens has become horrific and disturbing.
This of course has become a course of concern by all and sundry, using Late Onyeka Emmanuel Ibe, a Businessman who sells phones at Ogbogologo market, who was allegedly killed by overzealous and trigger happy Police Officer, Inspector Ebri Ubi, at Awai Ugbolu Road, near Asaba Delta State of Nigeria
Late Mr. Ibe Onyeka Emmanuel who was allegedly killed on his way to work, on the 5th of April 2023, leaving his pregnant wife a widow, was said to have refused giving the Police Officer money which was allegedly demanded of him
We are by this Press Release condemning this draconic act of killing and Police brutality, as well as calling on international communities to wail into this case and ensure that both the Police who murdered Late Ibe Onyeka Emmanuel and the Nigerian Police are brought to book
As Civil Rights Council, it is one of our core mandates to ensure that citizens rights are protected, as well demanding for justice for the undeeprivileged in the society
Therefore, We are stating unequivocally that there must be legal expediency by our Council including our international partners
Comrade Joy Edigbine
Civil Rights Council