By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN — Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, who visited the families of those killed last week in the Fugar mayhem, has vowed to sign the death warrant of those who will be convicted over the killings.
A farmer with three wives and 30 children, aged 72, Oboareyi Ivharve and Joachim Omedemeh, were shot dead, while four cars and five houses were burnt, during the clash between Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, youths in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state.
A visibly angry Oshiomhole, who inspected the damages and visited families of the deceased, described the killings as senseless and expressed the readiness of his administration to co-operate with police with a view to fishing out the killers.
He said, “I condemn in the strongest term possible, those who are responsible for the killings and I will encourage the police to handle the investigation very professionally. We need to get the people who are involved in these killings and they must be brought to justice.
“No man has a right to take the life of another for any reason, except as confirmed by a court. So I condemn these killings which were absolutely unnecessary.
“Those who are responsible for these killings, when found and they brought to justice, if they are condemned, I will sign their execution, because I believe we need to clean up the political system.”