Olokoro: Police cautioned to ensure justice for the family of slain Okezie

Kingsley Okezie

UMUAHIA: Nigerians have called on the police authorities to ensure that justice is served while they carry out their duties in investigating the death of Mr. Kingsley Okezie, who was shot death unnecessarily by trigger happy policemen in the company of a land grabber at Akoli Agbama Olokoro, Umuahia Abia State.

From the information made available to OHAFIA-TV News by the victim’s father, Mr. Innocent Chibuzo Okezie, his son was summarily executed by some men brought to the scene by Okwudiri Godsday Onukaogu, a man described as a notorious land speculator. He brought the armed thugs and policemen in this mission that turned awry.

Other sources confirmed from the village that Okwudiri Godsday Onukaogu decided to take the laws into his hands by taking over a land by force from the people even when the case was pending in court. He met some resistance from the villagers only to return with armed men whose sporadic gunshots hit the 35 years old UNN-trained mechanical engineer, Kingsley Okezie.

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According to an eyewitness: “Kinsley just returned to the village and only came out as a spectator as he was returning from Sunday service when his village leaders beckoned on the youths to come out.

“He is a quiet guy and was never part of any struggle that happened. That is why we are pained that he would be the victim of Onukaogu’s madness that has become a culture in the village.

“He takes over people’s land from them at will and harasses, intimidates and cajoles them into submission because he has the backing of the police”.

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Another witness, Udochukwu Michael revealed to our correspondent that this was not the first time Onukaogu take people’s land by force, he demanded that justice must prevail.

“This is not the first time he takes peoples’ land with police intimidation. As we speak, the police are trying to twist the story to cover their wrongdoings That is why we emphasize that any attempt to bury this case will make this village burn. Police are meant to protect us, not to work with dubious characters to suppress and kill us”, he fumes.

Until his death, Kingsley Okezie was married with a child, his beautiful wife would be devastated to learn that she has lost her husband while abroad on an educational sojourn.

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