By Johnpaul Anih, 14 – 10- 2020
An Enugu based Socio-Political and Youth Advocacy Movement Coal City Youths Development Initiative CCYDI, has urged the Inspector General of police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu to Prosecute the trigger happy policeman who shot one Enugu youth during the “Endsars Protest” in lagos or be ready to face the music.
In a Press Statement made available to Daily Star Online News, the Director General of the group Hon. Remiguis Ozonwama threatened that the group will use any legal means with it’s disposal to get the IGP to account for the numerous lives lost during the Peaceful Demonstration.
The Press RELEASE reads:
Brutal murder of Enugu Youth in “Lagos Endsars Protest” was callous and unjustified – Coal City Youths Development Initiative
We recieved with shock the news of the unfortunate and brutal killing of an Enugu Youth during the “Endsars Protest” in Lagos State.
We Condemn in all strong terms the murder of this youth and demand for the immediate arrest of the trigger happy policeman.
The untrained attitude of the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and the defunct FSARS is worrisomely unwarranted, callous and ekwensuic.
The right to life is inalienable, fundamental, sacrosanct and no one is allowed to take the life of others except in execution of Court Judgement as provided in Chapter IV, section 33 of CFRN 1999 as amended.
The right to Peaceful demonstration is also fundamental and Constitutionally guaranteed.
The action of the Security Agencies which led to the death of many Youths including that of the Enugu in that Peaceful Protest is unfortunate, condemnable and has no justification whatsoever.
As an organization, we join other good spirited Nigerians especially Ndi Enugu to condemn this unfortunate incidence.
We demand for the immediate arrest and prosecution of this trigger happy and untrained Police Officer, otherwise, we shall be left with no other option than to follow it our own legal means.
While Bokoharam is continuously killing innocent citizens in the Northern parts of Nigeria, the same Security Agencies are pampering them and offering them jobs with the pretension that they were already converted.
Nigeria is never like before sharply divided among the ethnic and religious lines and increasingly nearing explosive stage.
We call on the Enugu State government not to look the other way round in this ongoing annihilation of our brothers.
The agenda of the Buhari led administration is to re-enact the hegemony of the North which unfortunately, he has successfully executed without much resistance.
Instead of standing with their own, our leaders chose to pursue their self serving agenda of primitive accumulation of wealth at the expense of human lives.
We call on our leaders, especially the Governors of the South East to rise to the occasion and strongly condemn this callous killing of our Youths and take further steps to forestall future occurrence.
While we pray for the repose of the lost soul, we heartily sympathize with the family especially his aged mother.
Injury to one is injury to all
Justice we seek !!!
Hon. Remigius Ejike Ozonwama
Mr. Ben Ozoene (State Publicity Secretary)
Barr. Chimezie J. Ugwu
(Director, Legal Team)