Withcraft Dubbing in C’River: lawmaker condemns killing of Martina Okay Itagbor

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The federal lawmaker representing Cross River South at the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has condemned the unfortunate incident of withcraft dubbing in Akamkpa LGA NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.

Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr was reacting to the witchcraft dubbing which led to the murder of Martina Okay Itagbor by the youth in Old Netim, Akamkpa.

Ekpenyong Jnr who described the incident as atrocious and thus condemnable, further informed that he has filled a petition to the State Commissioner of Police to investigate the incident and facilitate justice.

His words, ‘I learnt about the gruesome murder of Madam Martina Itagbor who was allegedly murdered by some persons in Old Netim, Akamkpa LGA. Preliminary reports available to me indicate that this act was carried out as a reprisal for allegations of ‘witchcraft’.

‘Such atrocious behavior is not only alien to the good and peace-loving people of Akamkpa, it is totally condemned.

‘Our heartfelt condolences are offered to the bereaved family and the local community and I pray for the repose of her soul.

‘We owe a duty to preserve law and order and so yesterday, I filed a petition to the CP to investigate and bring the perpetrators to book.

‘I therefore urge our people to cooperate with relevant authorities as there should be no place for such cruelty and wickedness in our society.’

Meanwhile Police has commenced manhunt for killers of woman accused of witchcraft in Cross River.

The Commissioner of Police G.A. Grimah who said the police does not condone jungle justice, informed that a search for the alleged killers have begun.

His words, ‘The issue of jungle justice is one crime that the Police do not take lightly and, as such, we have already commenced manhunt for those responsible for the dastardly act.

‘Those responsible, no matter how highly placed, will be arrested and prosecuted according to the laws of the land.

‘We are going to treat them like the criminals that they are, and no stone would be left unturned on this matter.

‘They can only run but won’t hide. Enough is enough. Jungle justice is not the solution.

‘All those involved in the murder of Mrs Itagbor would be brought to book, and the law will take its full course. We won’t relent until they are in our custody,’ CP Gyogon Augustine Grimah assured.