Igbo leader seeks FCT police help over killing of members

By Daniel Tyokua

The leader of Igbo community at Karmo in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Chief John Ossai has sought for the help of FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, to take measures that will bring an end to the alleged incessant killings of his members by officers of the command.

Ossai said about three weeks ago, a 65 year old Igbo trader, Solomon Eze was shot death by a police officer attached with Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS) without any reason.

Though he said that he was not at the scene as a result of his health challenge, but explained that, ” about three weeks go, Sunday Eze was shot to death, a young man who was in a police vehicle with officers and men of Nigerian police attached to SARS, pointed a finger at a young trader and the police officers arrested the young man, and shot death at the process” he said.

He appealed to the police Commissioner to checkmate actions of his men in the field to ensure that there is always justice for civilians, especially those at the local level.

The Igbo leader lamented that killing of his kinsmen was too much, “About 7 years ago they killed some Igbo youths in Apo, (Apo 6) and investigation showed that the deceased didn’t commit any crime and we endured it. The federal government however condemned the act.

“Few years back, the police killed an Igbo man in Kubwa, FCT without any cause and we also endured it.

“Last year, an Igbo man was killed by some people in Jiwa, FCT for urinating near a place of worship and we also endured that” he said.

The royal further noted that when the police officers came to Karmo, they went to Karmo division to report that they were in the area to do some arrests, a duty which according to him was discovered to be an illegal one, even as he added that they collected money and handsets from some people during the illegal operation.

He however, hailed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Karmo, the Area Commander in Life Camp and the FCT Commissioner of Police for condemning the act, as well as ensuring that the officer who carriec out the act was brought to book.

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