By George Onah
Port Harcourt â€” Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has cut short his foreign trip and returned to the state following the killing of a former member of the State Assembly, Mr. Charles Nsiegbe, by some persons alleged to be policemen, weekend, in Port Harcourt.
Nsiegbe was, before his death, the Publicity Secretary of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) South-South and board member of the state Bureau for Public Procurement.
Amaechi, who regretted the death of the aide, consoled the family and asked the police to fish out the killers of the man and prosecute them accordingly.
Also mourning the death of the former lawmaker, wife of the governor, Dame Judith said the gruesome murder of Nsiegbe was â€œbarbaric and the height of injustice against humanityâ€.
A statement, yesterday,Â signed by her Media Assistant, Dike Bekwele said the, â€œRivers First Lady wondered why a harmless citizen will be killed for no just cause.â€
â€œThe killing of Hon. Nsiegbe at a time all reconciliatory effort has resulted in total return of peace to the state is very embarrassing,â€ she said.
She described Nsiegbe as a quest gentleman who has contributed to the development of Rivers State.
She condoled with the family and prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
She has called on women in the state to pray for the family during the yuletide season.
Mrs. Amaechi described â€œthis period as very delicate to families and urged women to intercede for one anotherâ€™s families,â€ adding that the government on its part will ensure the safety of lives and property.
She called on individuals, including unrepentant kidnappers, to turn a new leaf and seek salvation in Christ as the year comes to a close.