Abia: PDP Condemns Killing of Abia Businessman, Commends Police Response | #NwokeukwuMascot

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Umuahia, Abia state - In a recent press statement, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State expressed its deep sadness and condemnation over the tragic killing of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha, an innocent businessman from Abiriba, who was fatally shot by a police officer, Corporal Obagi Njoku in Aba. The incident took place along Aba Owerri Road, leaving the community shocked and devastated.


The PDP in the press release signed Elder Abraham Amah, who doubles as the states party Vice Chairman and Acting Publicity Secretary extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area as they mourn the loss of Mr. Okocha. During this difficult time of grief and sorrow, the party stands in solidarity with them, offering thoughts and prayers for comfort.


Amidst the tragedy, the PDP commends the Abia State Police Command for its swift response and action in apprehending the responsible officer, Corporal Obagi Njoku. The party also acknowledges the command's commitment to maintaining professionalism and upholding the rule of law, as demonstrated in their handling of this unfortunate incident.


In support of the bereaved family and the Abiriba community, the PDP calls for justice to be served and emphasizes the need for preventive measures to avoid similar tragic incidents in the future.


The PDP's press statement concludes with a tribute to Mr. Emmanuel Okocha, wishing him eternal rest and offering strength and solace to his loved ones during this challenging time.


The statement reads in full, “Press Statement by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State Condemning the Killing of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha & commending the swift action of the Abia state police command.


“The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State is deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless killing of Mr. Emmanuel Okocha, an innocent Abiriba-born Aba based businessman, at the hands of a police officer, Corporal Obagi Njoku in Aba. The incident which occurred along Aba Owerri Road in Aba is shocking, highly unfortunate and we condemn this act of violence in the strongest terms.


“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area as they mourn the loss of Mr. Okocha. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time of grief and sorrow.


“We commend the Abia State Police Command for their swift response in apprehending the officer responsible, Corporal Obagi Njoku, and for initiating disciplinary actions against him. We also note the command's stated commitment to upholding professionalism and the rule of law, as demonstrated in their handling of this unfortunate incident.


“As a party, we stand in solidarity with the bereaved family and the Abiriba community in urging for justice to be served and for measures to be put in place to prevent such tragic incidents from occurring in the future.


“May Mr. Emmanuel Okocha rest in peace, and may his loved ones find solace and strength during this trying time.” The statement ends.

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