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Nine months after, wife of slain politician seeks justice

ByGab Ejuwa
NINE months after the gruesome murderer of the governorship candidate of the Citizens Popular Party, in the April 26 general election in Delta state, Chief Ogbe Onokpite on 26th November, 2011, wife of the deceased, Mrs. Helen Onokpite still searching for justice for her late husband.

The widow who spoke to Saturday Vanguard through phone from Canada said she was still surprised that nine months after the extra-judicial killing of her husband justice is yet to prevail. She blamed it on the Nigeria system of government that is not protecting her citizens.

According to her, in Canada, Europeans and even African countries, you don’t have such kind of extra-judicial killings and the suspects are still moving freely in the society without any arrest or prosecution.

Mrs. Onokpite called on the Presidential Committee on the Re-organization of the Nigerian Police, headed by former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Parry Osayanda to look into the area of police brutality and extra-judicial killings in view of finding justice to her late husband who was killed November last year.

Younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Diemo Onokpite who also spoke on the issue blamed the delay in justice on corruption, saying that those involved in the killing of his brother are highly placed politicians who are ready to spend any amount of money to ensure that the truth about the killing of his late brother  is not unraveled. He noted that he is very sure that the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar with his drive in ensuring that all bad eggs in the police are removed and dealt with, justice for his late brother will soon unravel itself.


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