The Member Representing Enugu North & South Federal Constituency in the house of Representatives Mr Sam Atu, has laid a petition on the floor of the house on behalf of a complainant on the issue of multiple assassination and killings in some communities in Enugu state.
Presenting the petition, the Lawmaker
alleged that there have been series of atrocities, criminal activities and other vices leading to the murder of several of the community members by a group of murderers and hirelings.
Mr Atu said in some cases where arrests are made, the real murderers are overlooked while some innocent members of communities are hounded into custody and charged to court.
“As a background Sir, following series of earlier murders and the assassination of one Sunday Ngene of Obeagu Awkunanaw community sometime in December, 2022, the traditional ruler of the Obeagu Awkunanaw community, HRH Igwe Mike Nnukwu, (JP) had cause to author a petition to the Inspector General of Police, praying for the investigation and prosecution of those indicted and or suspected to have allegedly committed the murder.Upon approval of the said petition, the principal suspect, was arrested by the Zone 13 Zonal CID Ukpo. On interrogation, a can of worms was opened exposing the facts behind the assassination of the referenced Sunday Ngene, as well as further shocking revelations into other previous cases of assassination and criminalities in and around our communities dating back to 2015, and highlighting that they were principally orchestrated by several individuals working at the behest of certain other sponsors.
“Despite not getting full disclosure of the individuals and their sponsors, we are however in the know that the ZCID, Zone 13, Ukpo-Dunukofia, Anambra State have uncovered the identities of a great number of the individuals concerned and that some of the said suspects are said to be on the run.We can now surmise Sir, that the disclosures made by the said principal suspect showed that other cases of murder such as the murder of one Inspector Celestine Oriodovwe of Force CID Annex Enugu, who was investigating sundry allegations of attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms etc. against the same set of suspects, till he was kidnapped, killed and his vehicle set ablaze in Amechi Uwani community, was perpetrated by these same suspects and others still at large.
Sir, from information available to us, we can also infer that the murder of one Kelvin Ebuka Ugwu of Obeagu community who was killed on 1st June, 2021; the assassinations of Kevin Ezeoha and Chidera Ogaba who were murdered sometime in January, 2022 whist attending a supposed APC Ward Meeting in Obeagu Awkunanaw; Nnaemeka Agbo, Nnamani Ikpa and Sunday Nnamani who were murdered at Isiagu, Amechi Uwani sometime in 2015, as well as other numerous attacks on many police check points within Enugu South LGA and Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State between the year 2020 and 2023, may be linked to these suspects.
The Lawmaker urged the Speaker to Interface with all persons of interest especially with the prime suspect in the murder cases as well as with the investigating police officers from Zone 13, Zonal Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force.
He called on the Speaker to direct and facilitate the conclusion of investigation of all the murder cases listed above and moreso, of the check point assassinations of on-duty security personnel within Enugu metropolis.