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Saturday 30 May 2020

Delta Community Divides Over the Killing Of Two Youths By Policemen

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ASABA – The killing of two young men, Anne­ka Agbarou and O. Aki by some police­men attached to Jesse Po­lice station, Jesse, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, has di­vided the community.

While the youths of the kingdom under the auspic­es of Idjerhe Youth Rebirth (IYR) have called for a thor­ough investigation of the incident, insisting that the deaths of the victims were police brutality and another case of extrajudicial killing, Delta State Police command and a prominent Chief from Jesse Kingdom and the Ex­ecutive Director of Finance and Administration at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Com­mission, (DESOPADEC) Chief John Nani, said the deceased allegedly attacked policemen who then acted in self-defence.

The Delta State Police com­mand had alleged last week that the two young men killed were suspected cultists who allegedly raided the Police cell to free suspected armed robbers, and as a result, were gunned down by policemen on duty.

The group in a petition letter written and signed by Akpojuwewoh Francis, President and Doris Akowe Secretary, IYR, called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the killings in­sisting that the story of a cell attack by the police was not true.

According to the petition, “there is no way only one per­son will raid a police station and battle through policemen at the counter to free suspects. Youths of the community have called for an unbiased investigation to unearth the truth surrounding their deaths.

“That is why we are saying the Inspector General of Po­lice, and the Commissioner of Police, Delta State should step into this issue and let the Divisional Police Officer, Edmund Knight, tell them the truth, they are harmless youths who were murdered in their prime and that is ex­trajudicial killing, and we are condemning it in totality.”

In another petition ad­dressed to IGP, by one Com­rade Akpe Wilson, he called for an urgent and honest in­vestigation and prosecution of officer(s) involved in the “gruesome murder of Anne­ka Agbarou and O. Aki,” in order to avoid another major crisis between the Idjerhe kingdom and Divisional Po­lice Headquarter in Jesse.

According to him, the Idjerhe (Jesse) people grief over broad daylight murder of harmless indigenes of Idjerhe kingdom in the early hour of Wednesday 27th May 2020. “I write this petition to formally intimate you of the gruesome murder of Anne­ka Agbarou and O. Aki, due to unprofessional act capable of causing a breach of peace in Idjerhe Kingdom, by the police in the Jesse Divisional Police Headquarters.

“Whilst I entreat that you use your good office to re­strain the intemperance of the officer(s), involved in the alleged crime, I passionately plead and solicit your kind support to constitute a team of credible officers to investigate and prosecute the gruesome murder of Anneka Agbarou And O. Aki in furtherance to your commendable campaign to eliminate all manner of vic­es cum murder and corrupt practices among the police force in Nigeria whilst estab­lishing professionalism.”


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