The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the Nigeria Police to conduct public trial of the unnamed Inspector involved in the killing of five Enugu residents on Sunday.
Call for open trial and prosecution of suspects and not to shroud the trial of the erring officer in secrecy as it the only way to assuage the feelings of the victims family members.
The council made this call on Thursday in in a statement issued by the OYC President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary General, comrade Obinna Achionye in Enugu following the reported fatal shooting by police Inspector who went wild shooting everyone in sight, an act that left five persons dead and four others in critical condition.
Stating that “It has not been established, the motive behind his action, but the Police say he has been taken into custody”
However, the council, commiserated with the families and the Enugu State Government over the colossal loss of lives, stressing “we are all distressed and heartbroken over this avoidable tragedy. We stand with the families in this moment of grief.
“However, the only way to assuage the feelings of the victims’ family members is for the police the conduct open prosecution of the suspect. This is not a time to hide anything. We want to see that justice is done and appropriately, too.”
“It is so sad that this is coming at a time we are making efforts to mend the sour relationship between security agencies and members of the public, especially the youths.
They further thanked Enugu youths for remaining calm in the face of this mindless provocation, and warned that their calmness should not be taken for granted.
“We thanked Enugu youths for remaining calm in the face of this mindless provocation, and warned that their calmness should not be taken for granted.
“We also thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his swift response and plead with him to assist the families of the deceased victims, especially those of them who were bread winners.”