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.
Before his dying, he was a scholar of Igbinedion University, Okada, the place he was finding out Pharmacy.
Okei-Odumakin, in an announcement on Saturday, titled, ‘Olajide Sowore: One murder too many’ urged the Nigerian authorities to completely examine the dying of the younger man and convey the perpetrators to ebook.
This, she stated, will douse suspicions which may need to come up linking the dying of Olajide to the working battle between Omoyele Sowore and the Nigerian authorities.
She, nonetheless, said that the dying of Olajide may have been averted had been the Nigerian authorities extra attentive to calls to finish killings and bloodshed throughout the nation.
Her assertion reads, “To put it mildly, the murder of Olajide Sowore, younger brother of activist, Omoyele Sowore, is one murder too many.
”The youthful Omoyele was shot lifeless in Edo State by suspected herdsmen /kidnappers whereas getting back from Igbinedion University the place he’s stated to be finding out Pharmacy.
”I hardly may imagine this dastardly act till I spoke with Comrade Omoyele Sowore himself and he confirmed the ugly killing of his brother.
“When will these senseless killings stop? When will the Federal Government and the security agencies wake up from their slumber and become alive to their prime responsibility of protecting life and property?
“When will the criminals be brought to book? Before our very eyes, the country is becoming a failed state; yet, all we hear from the government are condolence messages and platitudes that do not hold water.
“We demand a thorough investigation into this killing. We demand that the perpetrators be apprehended speedily and be brought to justice.
“It is because the government had been tardy in its response to previous killings all over the country that it has been accused of duplicity and, even, complicity.
“To shrug off such suspicion and accusation, it must act swiftly to arrest the killers of Olajide Sowore and bring them to book.
“Government need not be told that its running battle with the older Sowore, Omoyele, over the issue of good governance is one reason this murder cannot be swept under the carpet.
“Otherwise, tongues will wag and opinion will solidify around the culpability of the powers-that-be that this killing was orchestrated as pay-back time for Omoyele Sowore.
“Government must avoid allowing this murder to be seen as a pain purposely inflicted on Omoyele Sowore to cower as well as punish him for his tango with the Muhammadu Buhari administration over issues of good governance and respect for fundamental human rights.”