By From Iduozee Paul, Benin
A civil society group, named Talakawa’s Parliament in conjunction with Stakeholders of Peace have given the Edo State commissioner of Police and the Edo State government a seven- day ultimatum to produce those behind the killing of a septuagenarian, Pa Monday Okhuelegbe Johnson and two other persons in Oke-Oroma community in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state or face a massive protest from the rights group.
The group gave the names of others killed and whose bodies are still missing as Mr. Saturday Oyemwenmhinmina and Monday Ibrahim respectively.
Addressing journalists in Benin, the public relations officer of the Talakawa’s Parliament, Comrade Aigbogun Emmanuel, said barely over a month since the fight that rocked the community, allegedly spare-headed by some individuals in Amagba Community that led to the death of some persons and the destruction of property in the community, the commissioner of Police, Mr. Jimeta Lawal has failed to arrest and make public those behind the dastardly act.
He said to also make matters worse, the state government has not also come out to condemn the killings and the destruction of property in the community.
Comrade Aigbogun Emmanuel said the nonchalant attitude of those saddled with the responsibility of safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens of the state would compel them to take to the streets to protest the gruesome murder of those killed in the community because injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere and should not be tolerated.
Contributing, Maxist Kola Edokpayi said it is unheard of that somebody would be killed and the police cannot lead a team of the Command to unravel where their bodies are buried.
Speaking, the daughter of the septuagenarian, Mrs. Monday Onibokun appealed to the concerned authorities to help unravel the miseries surrounding the sudden disappearance of her father.
Mrs. Onibokun also called on the CP to bring those behind the killing of her father to book to serve as a deterrent to others in the society who, believe that they can take laws into their hands and move freely on the streets unhindered.
At the time of filing this report, efforts to get the reaction of the Edo State Police Command proved abortive as phone calls put across to the police public relations officer, Mr. Chidi Nwanbuzo proved abortive as his calls were not picked neither did he return the missed calls.