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Slain politician buried, family calls for justice

05 May 2013, 08:14

Ado-Ekiti - A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Jeje, who was killed by suspected party thugs at Erinjiyan-Ekiti on March 30 in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti, has been buried.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the family of the deceased on Saturday called for the prosecution of those indicted by security agents in the murder.

Jeje (38) was killed while preparing to decamp with over 1,000 members of Action Congress of Nigeria to the PDP.

His death had attracted a public outcry across the state.

The Chairman of ACN in the state and native of the community, Chief Jide Awe, had been arrested by the police in connection with the murder and taken to Abuja for interrogation.

Addressing journalists at the burial, Pastor Michael Oladunjoye, who spoke on behalf of the family, said that justice must be done in the case.

He described the death as painful and uncalled for.

He called on government to give necessary support to Jeje’s widow, Ronke and four children, having lost their breadwinner in terrible circumstances.

"This is a clear case of murder. This death is not natural and nobody will say justice should not be done.
"To us in this family, we have left the matter in the hands of God and government to do the needful in the matter by bringing the perpetrators to justice.”

Oladunjoye, who is an elder brother of Jeje, advised politicians against killing and maiming, saying it was baffling why people would resort to killing in the name of politics.

"People should desist from playing do-or-die politics. I wonder why people would have to kill because they want to get positions. This must stop for the nation to move forward.”



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