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Police, INEC silent over my brother’s death – Relative of slain ad-hoc staff in Rivers


Police, INEC silent over my brother’s death – Relative of slain ad-hoc staff in Rivers

People of Abua community, Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State and the family of late Akoi Arumodum-Julius, who was killed during the just concluded governorship and State House of Assembly elections are demanding justice.

Late Arumodum-Julius was murdered by some armed political thugs on the 18th of March while serving as ad-hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission in Otapha Ward 7 in Abua Odual.

The immediate younger brother of the deceased, Diamond Julius, who spoke to newsmen at the Port Harcourt cemetery, during the burial of his brother, expressed disappointment that INEC and the Nigeria Police are yet to speak about the murder of Arumodum-Julius, even after investigations have been conducted.

Julius clarified that his brother was never a member of any political party, claiming that the killers of his brother are known to the people but that the police are yet to make any arrests.

Julius called on the state government to urgently swing into action and ensure that the perpetrators of the act are brought to justice

“I want to urge authorities to take action. My brother worked as INEC ad-hoc staff in Abua/Odual local government and he was gruesomely murdered by some political thugs and up till today, nothing has been done about it.

“I have reported this matter, investigation has been done. They know the name of the person that killed my brother, yet nothing has been done. No arrest has been made.

“I call on INEC to make a statement on the fact that my brother worked as INEC ad-hoc staff. My brother is not a political party member. He is not an APC, PDP or Labour Party member. He worked as an INEC staff. And we urge the Governor to take action.

“I have heard that the Governor has made a statement on AIT that APC killed a fellow APC in Abua/Odual. My brother is not an APC member or PDP member. He was INEC ad-hoc staff and this statement must be corrected”. He added.

DAILY POST reports that the aggrieved family members and friends of the late Arumodum-Julius matched along Aggrey Road in Port Harcourt Township to the Port Harcourt cemetery where he was buried.

They were dressed in black and carried placards with different inscriptions to register their grievances.

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