Emene killing: Nzuko Umunna, others set to drag Enugu govt. to court

Obinwannem News Emene killing: Nzuko Umunna, others set to drag Enugu govt. to court

Emene killing: Nzuko Umunna, others set to drag Enugu govt. to court

Igbo groups have made known their plans to sue Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to court, at his failure to set up a judicial panel to unearth the causes of killings of 21 members of Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB at Emene, in Enugu State.

The group which consists of IGBO socio-cultural think-tank, Nzuko Umunna, in a notice to Governor Ugwuanyi, made available to newsmen, noted that victims of the massacre were having physical exercise when persons suspected to be State Security officials opened fire on the unarmed youths.

It furthered noted that unprovoked attack and murder of innocent and unarmed youths has caused unrest within Enugu and its environs as the citizens are living in fear of who may be the next victim, adding that the governor being the Chief Security Officer of Enugu State, was responsible for the protection of lives and properties of citizens of Enugu state.

The group said the panel if set up, will recommend appropriate sanctions to be meted out to persons identified to be related to the massacre and also profer solutions on how to prevent the future occurrence in the State.

“In view of the above, we urge Your Excellency to set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry as provided under the Enugu State Commission of Inquiry Law, Laws of Enugu State 2004 to ascertain the immediate and remote cause(s) of, the persons involved in the aforementioned killings at Emene, Enugu State,” the group demanded from Ugwuanyi.

“It is our belief that the execution of the above request will help to restore peace amongst citizens of Enugu State and its environs especially Emene where the incident occurred.

“Please take notice that if after four weeks from the date of service of this letter on you, you fail, neglect and/or refuse to set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry as requested, we shall institute an action against you without further notice.

“The cause of action of which will be Failure to set up Judicial Commission of Inquiry to look into the circumstances surrounding the killings of youths at Emene Enugu by persons suspected to be Security Officials with a view to preventing future occurrences,” the solicitors indicated.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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