APC condemns Wike’s drop of charges against 3 notorious armed robbers

On19th November, 2015 three [3] members of a notorious armed robbery gang operating in Port Harcourt Metropolis with formidable weaponry headed by one George, a native of Rumukunde Community in Emohua LGA of Rivers State were arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad [SARS] of the Rivers State Police Command.
The suspects, Charles Emesiobi Nwaoepi, Goodnews Kejeh, Goodluck Wogbo, who subsequently made confessional statements, were arrested and several arms and ammunition found on them including one AK-47 No. 2770 belonging to the Nigeria Police, one AK-49 Rifle with butt No. 44150 belonging to the Nigerian Army and one K2 Rifle with No. 046484 belonging to the Nigeria Police with 44 rounds of 7.62mm and 55 rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition.
Investigations by the Nigeria Police reportedly revealed that the suspects killed officers of the Police and Nigerian Army before carting away their arms in various operations in the past. For example, it was discovered that on 14/10/2015 the notorious gang allegedly robbed Diamond Bank, Port Harcourt among other daredevil operations across the State.
According to their investigations, the Police stated that other criminal activities carried out by the gang were the murder in cold blood of several police and military personnel including one Lance Corporal Yohanna Kamuji and Corporal Bello Lazarus both attached to 20 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt. Army eye witnesses confirmed the suspects to be behind the killing of their deceased colleagues.
The APC is shocked that right from the day the suspects were arrested and two of them charged to court there had been intense pressure by officials of the Rivers State Government to have them released as the suspects are alleged to be the boys of a serving Government House Chief of Staff.
With the Wike government on its way out, the governor’s Attorney-General through the Director of Public Prosecution [DPP] has finally advised against further prosecution of the dangerous criminals who were responsible for the killing of many innocent citizens including members of the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Army. This is contained in a legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecution [DPP] advising that the charges against the 3 gang members be dropped while their case files have been returned to the Police.
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, wishes to re-iterate that this singular act by the Rivers State Government goes to confirm, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the officials of government of Barr. Nyesom Wike are behind the spate of killings, kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and other crimes that have bedevilled Rivers State since May 29, 2015.
The APC would like to draw the attention of the Inspector-General of Police [IGP], the Chief of Army Staff [CoAS] and the D-G, DSS to take notice of the great injustice this act by Governor Nyesom Wike will mean to those service personnel who have paid the supreme price and the families and survivors they left behind. Overall, the dropping of charges on these criminals will only embolden more criminals to kill and maim innocent people and residents of Rivers State.
Chief [Dr.] Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, JP
Rivers APC State Chairman

Advertisements

Contact Us…

Please send your Press Release/Articles/ Stories/Enquiries to: editor@newafricanpress.com

Views expressed herein are not necesarily that of  New African Press  but that of the individual writers. Facts and accuracies are the responsibilities of the authors. Please also note that some people may use pseudo names or generic emails, to which New African Press may not be able to verify. Therefore, an author’s identity should not be inferred on the basis of name, subject matter, or any other characterization presented here.

Pls leave your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Disclaimer

This blog claims no credit for any images posted unless where otherwise stated. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to the image and it will be promptly removed.

%d bloggers like this: