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Crime - November 4, 2023

CLO calls for investigation into 80 decomposing corpses, 20 headless bodies uncovered in Abia State


Stanley Ihedigbo


Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) Anambra State branch has called on the Abia State government to conduct a thorough investigation into the discovering of more 80 decomposing bodies and 20 headless bodies at around Lokpanta Regional Cattle Market in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to the group Chairman, Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, the governor of state, Chief Alex Oti, deserved commendation for his political will, patriotism and courage to unravel barbaric, insensate and inhuman atrocities, killings and impunities taking place in cattle market for years with previous government doing nothing to rescue the situation, restore security and normalcy.

He stressed that anyone who kills an innocent person will loss everything he has, hence the perpetrators of this recent discovering should not be allow to go scot-free.

“Abia state government and security personnel should constitutes Committee to carry discreet and in-depth investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the killings, the perpetrators and identities of those killed and reasons behind the killings. Government should ensure arrest, detention and prosecution of perpetrators and their sponsors to act as deterrent to others.

“We extol the wise and unique decision of governor to convert the market into non-residential daily market. There is no doubt in our minds that it will in no small measures help to restore security, business activities, peaceful coexistence of Nigerians, mutual trust and it will enhances citizens confidence and hope in government.

“The most important function of every government is for protection of lives and properties of her citizens which Governor Oti has taken bold, patriotic and courageous steps to actualize. Government should fortify and improved security in Lokpanta axis to curtail incessant violent crimes, kidnapping, armed robbery, car snatching and killings taking place in the areas,” he appealed.

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