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Ohanaeze threatens to shut down Kano over release of suspected killers of Igbo woman

BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE
ABA- Following the release of suspected killers of an Igbo woman, Mrs. Bridget Aghahime by a Magistrate court in Kano, the Ohanaeze Youth council worldwide, has threatened to shut down the city of Kano if justice would not be allowed to take its full course in the matter.

Ohanaeze insisted that a magistrate court which has no jurisdiction over the trial of murder cases cannot order the release of the suspects without the support of the Kano State Government, describing the act as capable of encouraging hoodlums to commit more atrocities against Ndigbo living in the state.

The youth group urged Ndigbo living in Kano to come out en mass on Friday 11th November, 2016 to protest against the judgment which saw Agbahiwe’s suspected killers released from detention, adding that its National President, Mazi Okechukwu isiguzoro, will lead the protest.

File: Suspects arraigned at Kano Chief Magistrate Court 20 on Friday, 10 June, over their involvement in the gruesome murder of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime at Kofar Wambai market, Thursday, June 2, 2016
File: Suspects arraigned at Kano Chief Magistrate Court 20 on Friday, 10 June, over their involvement in the gruesome murder of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime at Kofar Wambai market, Thursday, June 2, 2016

In a statement signed by its National Secretary and Public Relations Officer, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Hon. Obinna Adibe, respectively, Ohanaeze youth council said it had resolved to employ all lawful means to ensure that the killers are made to answer for their crimes, and expressed optimism that the appellate court will serve justice on the matter.

It further called on the Chairman of APC Governors forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to urge his Kano state counterpart to ensure that Agbahiwe’s killers do not escape justice as well as the protection of lives and properties of non indigenes living in the city.

“We appeal to the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to urge his Kano state counterpart, Alhaji Umar Ganduje to ensure the protection of lives and properties of Ndigbo. The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi and other Arewa leaders should intervene. We warn that if such thing happened again, we will hold Arewa leaders responsible,” the statement read in part.


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