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‘Is It A Crime To Offer Assistance?’ — Family Of Man Allegedly Murdered By Soldier In Akwa Ibom Demands Justice




The household of a businessman recognized as Enobong Jimmy, who was allegedly murdered final Sunday by a military officer he supplied a journey in his automotive to Ikot Abasi native authorities space of Akwa Ibom State is demanding justice.


The sufferer’s household notably referred to as on the Federal authorities and the Nigerian Military to make sure that the assassin was dropped at justice.

The sufferer’s brother, Idorenyin Ikpongeyen disclosed on Wednesday that the deceased was on his technique to go to his household within the Mkpat Enin Native Authorities Space of the state however was killed by a safety officer who ought to guard him.

Ikpongeyen who additionally disclosed that his late brother was an worker of ECO Clearing & Forwarding Firm, Port Harcourt, requested whether it is now against the law for individuals to supply help to others, for worry of being killed.

He lamented: “It is vitally painful that we needed to lose our brother to the palms of ungodly Nigerian military personnel, all as a result of he wished to steal or reap from the place he didn’t sow. He was married with two daughters, an 8-year-old and a one-year-old.

“I enchantment to the Federal authorities, the Nigerian Military, and most people to assist combat this combat. Additionally, I encourage the Nigerian authorities to deliver the assassin of my brother to justice.”

It was gathered on Wednesday that the deceased who hails from Ikot Obio Akai, Mkpat Enin LGA was shot useless inside his car on his technique to Mkpat Enin by the Military officer he supplied a journey from Eleme junction, Port Harcourt to Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom state.

A dependable household supply additionally revealed to newsmen on Wednesday in Uyo that the Military officer didn’t solely shoot his sufferer with a rifle however inflicted a number of dagger wounds on his chest, Vanguard experiences.

He mentioned, “With a automotive monitoring machine within the automotive, he was tracked, and picked up at one lodge in Ukanafun Native Authorities Space.”

It might be recalled that the homicide suspect was tracked and arrested on Monday, following a grievance by the deceased family members to the police in Ikot Abasi LGA and a monitoring machine within the car.

As of the time of submitting this report, the Nigeria Military has not issued an official assertion over the homicide case allegedly dedicated by its personnel.

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