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Apo 6 killing: MASSOB threatens fire, orders sit-at-home on June 8


Eight years after their children and wards were killed in Apo, Abuja, extra-judicially, the parents and relations of the popular Apo 6 victims have stormed the Owerri home of the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, to heap on his door-step their frustrations in their cry for justice.

According to the Sun, the MASSOB leader, who briefed journalists in his house in Owerri over the weekend said he was at pains when the parents and relations of the Apo 6, who are Igbos came to his house to complain about the delay of the case in court, which had lasted for eight years. He said he quickly summoned their lawyer, Chief Amobi Nzelu, who gave him the details of the case where a Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Olasumbo Goodluck had earlier exonerated the slain Apo 6 from the armed robbery allegation leveled against them by the police.

The six Igbo youths were killed on June 8, 2005 at Apo, Abuja. His words: “The parents and relatives of those killed came here and we discussed. They told me that eight years after their children were killed, nothing had happened. I was surprised, so I had to request Amobi Nzelu to come and when he came I asked him what the problem was. He told me the whole story and like he rightly pointed out, I know that Revd. King, I met him in Kuje Prison, before he was transferred, six months later his case was concluded, but in this case of multiple murder, nobody wants to see to the end of it because Igbos were involved.”

Uwazurike said he became alarmed when Nzelu told him that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Ibrahim Danjuma, who had an encounter with the killed Apo 6 when they attended a party at the Grand Mirage, Abuja and consequently was at the centre of their killing had been granted bail since 2006, while the other seven accomplices were still in prison custody. He lamented that Danjuma, who was granted bail had been going about intimidating witnesses who could have helped in the fast dispensation of justice like the cameraman, Mr Chukwudi Chukwu, who took the pictures of the slain Apo Six.

“Why I am interested in this case is because of the struggle I am into, because of the injustice meted out against our people. In Nigeria, you have two types of laws, one for our people (Ndigbo) and one for others. Like the case of Revd King, he is an Igbo man, his case had been finished and he is languishing in jail and waiting to be killed

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