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CDHR wants probe of Delta NURTW clash

BY EMMA AMAIZE
AGBOR— THE Campaign for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Delta State, has called for a thorough investigation into penultimate Thursday clash between two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Agbor, which left one person, Isa Alika, dead.

The group, in a statement by CDHR’s Chairman and Secretary, Benefit Orugbo and Chief Fred Omereyone, respectively, said it was suspicious that while the deceased, a personal assistant to Mr. Amechi Igunbo, the NURTW chairman in Agbor, was killed, his master, who reported the incident to the police was arrested and detained.

It said: “We believe and expect the Divisional Police Officer and the Commissioner of Police, DeltaState, to leave no stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of this heinous crime that resulted in the death of Mr. Isa Alika.

“However, and sadly enough, Mr. Amechi Igunbo, who was the complainant of the said attack that led to the death of his personal assistant, both at the Agbor Police Station and the SCID, Asaba, has been kept in detention at the SCID, Asaba since October 3.

“We strongly believe that this is not healthy for the criminal justice system in the country. The CDHR, therefore, calls on the police not to sweep the facts of this case under the carpet.

“CDHR gathered that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had warned them to desist from acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order at the Agbor Unit of NURTW. Nobody took him seriously.”

 


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