The House of Representatives has moved a motion, mandating its Committee on Police Affairs to work with the Nigeria Police Force to investigate the gruesome murder of Director General of Scientific Equipment Development Institute, SEDI, Enugu, Prof. Samuel Ndubuisi in Enugu on Wednesday
The House resolution was sequel to motion on a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved at Thursday plenary by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, pursuant to Order 8 of the House Standing Rule.
The lawmaker, representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency in Enugu State, said the House had noted with sadness the gruesome murder of the DG along the Centenary Junction axis of the Enugu Portharcourt Expressway by “suspected assassins”.
The House further noted that the late Professor of Engineering who died in the course of his national duty was reportedly killed alongside his police orderly, while his driver sustained grave injuries.
The motion directed the House Committee on Police Affairs to liaise with the Nigeria Police Force to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute the perpetrators of such heinous crime.
“House Committee on Police Affairs should liaise with the Nigeria Police Force to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute the perpetrators of such heinous crime
“The House, is concerned about the state of insecurity in Enugu recently and aware that the primary purpose of every government is the welfare of the people and security of lives and property.
“The House is convinced that bringing the killers to book would serve as deterrence to other criminal elements in the federation”, he elaborated.
“The House also recalled the recent incident in June 2021 where a police inspector shot sporadically killing five persons in Enugu.
Continuing, the lawmaker, however, said that the House was “conscious of investments by the various State governments in the area of security and the overwhelming challenges, which the states are burdened with and also mindful of the efforts of the current Inspector General of Police in repositioning the Police for modern challenges and curbing the repeated killings of our citizens”.