By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”MEMBERS of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Delta state have called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of those involved in the recent burning of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Warri by political thugs.
A statement issued weekend by the Chairman of the group, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi, said â€œwe condemn as stone aged the invasion of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Warri, by political thugs loyal to two highly placed politicians/public officeholders in the state wherein the Broadcasting Stationâ€™s News Manager, Mr. Godwin Orhadawhwe, was seriously injured and brutalized, with several others sustaining injuries in the ugly incident.
â€œWe use this medium to warn that no highly placed politician or public officeholder in the state is above the law, hence we are calling on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, to ensure that all the culprits involved in the above incident are fished out, investigated and prosecuted, if found culpable, irrespective of their assumed status in the state.
â€œOur organization shall, however, monitor the fall out of the above and ensure that justice prevails at the end, as same would serve as a deterrence to all bloodthirsty politicians preparing their arsenals for the 2011 general polls in the state.â€