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Probe killings during PDP, APC clash in Agege’

By Esther Onyegbula

Lagos—A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Activists for Good Government, has called on the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to investigate the killing of Mr Peter Eyitayo and the shooting of Mr Lanre Ogunjimi at Agege, Lagos State.

The group said that while Ogunjimi was shot, Enitayo was killed last week during a clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Agege.

The group demanded an independent investigation, alleging that some policemen, who used to team up with politicians, were involved in the attack.

The leader of the group, Comrade Declan Ihekaire, said: “Given the different reports of political assassinations and killings resulting from political rallies and clashes among party followers and thugs, it has become necessary to reemphasise the need to take necessary proactive measures if the February 2015 elections must not end in another violent experience.

“It is never too late to take such steps if the nation must be safe from gradual descent into political anarchy.”

Ihekaire wanted the NHRC to probe and arrest those behind the killings of Eyitayo and shooting of Ogunjimi.

According to him, if acts of impunities are handled with levity, they may lead to more clashes.

He said:  “We require  independent investigation of Eyitayo and the gun wound victim on Ogunjimi.   We also request that all those found connected to this dastard killing, irrespective of their status, must be made to face the wrath of the law.  We implore the NHRC to commence findings into the killing of Mr Peter Eyitayo in Agege on January 22, 2015.”

Ihekaire also asked all party supporters to key into the peace pact signed by APC, PDP and other parties’ presidential candidates.

He added: “We call on security agencies to refuse to be used as tools in the hands of politicians. We request that all those found to be connected to the killing and shooting of these men, should be made to face the law, irrespective of status.”


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