…AGF promises to look into grievances
Family members of six Igbo traders who were murdered in Abuja in June 2005 on Friday stormed the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to register their displeasure over the judgment of an Abuja High Court which set free the masterminds of the killings, ACP Ibrahim Danjuma and two others were set free.
During a protest march on Friday, leader of the aggrieved protesters, Chief Chimezie Ifeh, who is also the Chairman of Apo Trades Association, vehemently opposed the court’s decision on the matter.
Ifeh queried the propriety of the court judgment, saying, “the real culprits of the gruesome of murder of the Apo Six are left of the hook.”
According to him, “It was DCP Danjuma Ibrahim that orchestrated and executed our brothers and sister. But the same police officer and his cohorts were freed on Thursday by the court.
“We urge the AGF to appeal against the judgment and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.”
A brother to one of the deceased Apo six victims, Mr. Edwin Meniru told journalists that his brother’s death left the family devastated.
He disclosed that his father had died following shock from the gruesome murder of Chinedu Meniru, whom he said the father loved so much.
The peaceful protest which began from the premises of the FCT High Court at Maitama terminated the Federal Ministry of Justice with a call on the minister to properly review the case with a view to appeal against it.
The protesters who carried placards and banners with various inscriptions such as, “We want justice done in Apo Six killings, DCP Danjuma Ibrahim can’t go scot-free,” among others.
Addressing the protesters on behalf of the AGF, Director of Legal Drafting at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja, Mr. Tahir Hamzam, thanked the aggrieved families of the Apo Six for the orderly manner in which they carried out the protest.
The AGF promised to look into the grievances of the protesting families.
He appealed to the aggrieved families to remain law abiding, promising that judgment would be studied and appropriate steps would be taken to address the issues, reports Nigerian Tribune