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Investigate Murder Of Sowore’s Brother To Douse Suspicion Of Complicity — Okei Odumakin Tells Nigerian Government

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Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of Centre for Change, has condemned the homicide of Olajide Sowore, youthful brother to the human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore.

Olajide was murdered in chilly blood by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday within the Okada space of Edo State.



Earlier than his dying, he was a pupil of Igbinedion College, Okada, the place he was finding out Pharmacy.

Okei-Odumakin, in an announcement on Saturday, titled, ‘Olajide Sowore: One homicide too many’ urged the Nigerian authorities to totally examine the dying of the younger man and convey the perpetrators to ebook.

This, she mentioned, will douse suspicions which may wish to come up linking the dying of Olajide to the operating battle between Omoyele Sowore and the Nigerian authorities.

She, nonetheless, acknowledged that the dying of Olajide may have been prevented had been the Nigerian authorities extra conscious of calls to finish killings and bloodshed throughout the nation.

Her assertion reads, “To place it mildly, the homicide of Olajide Sowore, youthful brother of activist, Omoyele Sowore, is one homicide too many.

”The youthful Omoyele was shot useless in Edo State by suspected herdsmen /kidnappers whereas coming back from Igbinedion College the place he’s mentioned to be finding out Pharmacy.

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”I hardly may consider this dastardly act till I spoke with Comrade Omoyele Sowore himself and he confirmed the ugly killing of his brother.

“When will these mindless killings cease? When will the Federal Authorities and the safety companies get up from their slumber and develop into alive to their prime duty of defending life and property?

“When will the criminals be dropped at ebook? Earlier than our very eyes, the nation is turning into a failed state; but, all we hear from the federal government are condolence messages and platitudes that don’t maintain water.

“We demand a radical investigation into this killing. We demand that the perpetrators be apprehended speedily and be dropped at justice.

“It’s as a result of the federal government had been tardy in its response to earlier killings all around the nation that it has been accused of duplicity and, even, complicity.

“To shrug off such suspicion and accusation, it should act swiftly to arrest the killers of Olajide Sowore and convey them to ebook.

“Authorities needn’t be informed that its operating battle with the older Sowore, Omoyele, over the problem of fine governance is one purpose this homicide can’t be swept beneath the carpet.

“In any other case, tongues will wag and opinion will solidify across the culpability of the powers-that-be that this killing was orchestrated as pay-back time for Omoyele Sowore.

“Authorities should keep away from permitting this homicide to be seen as a ache purposely inflicted on Omoyele Sowore to cower in addition to punish him for his tango with the Muhammadu Buhari administration over points of fine governance and respect for elementary human rights.”

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