C’River Lawyer and Rights Activist Vows to End Impunity in Yakurr LG

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Cross River Lawyer and human rights activist, Bar. Obono Obla has vowed to end impunity and abuse of office in Yakurr LGA.

Obono who has consistently taken on most cases related to violation of citizens rights in Cross River State was speaking recently on the arrest and detention of one citizen Eno Ekapong Ofem. He said:

“I got a message from Honourable Eteng Jones Williams, Member of the Cross River State House of Assembly that Eno Ekapong Ofem will be released on the 29th October, 2012. I am not excited at all. Why should a man be arrested and detained for several days and then he is released and then some people will think that the matter will end there. That was the intention to keep him behind the bars for five days. That is a violation of the Nigerian Constitution”.

“It is oppression. Is that how power is to be use to deal with those who do not agree with you? We are filing a case against Bassey Ewa, Omini Bam Ekim and all those who stood the law on the head to get back at Eno. It is sheer wickedness to arrest a man and keep him behind the bars for several days because you want to send a signal to your village people that you are well connected and powerful. Is that how we are going to make progress in Yakurr”?

If Bassey Ewa thinks that he is powerful he should bring development to Ekori in particular and Yakurr in general not to be acting as a local champion and oppressor. I was so annoyed when I visited Eno at Garki Village Police Station where he was taken to by the two Police (goons) officers who brought him from Calabar”.

“I saw the detention order signed by these corrupt police officers and what they stated was for the reason for arresting Eno and bringing him to Abuja was assault and threat to life. It is laughable that somebody who has been a two time member of the House of Assembly, Speaker of the House of Assembly and two times member of the House of Representatives will be behaving like this. I told Eno’s Sister, Koton that I will never go to the Police Station to beg anybody to release Eno. Because the arrest and detention is patently wrong and unsupportable by the Nigerian Constitution. Tomorrow is a battle day for me at the Office of the Inspector General in Abuja. Oppression must stop in Ekori and Yakurr. The culture of impunity must end in Nigeria. I have vowed to take on all those who use their privileged positions to oppress the under privileged, down trodden and poor”.

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One commentOn C’River Lawyer and Rights Activist Vows to End Impunity in Yakurr LG

  • HDP AGAIN ISNT SHOCKED AT THIS RAW WICKEDNESS, CRUDE MANIPULATION OF CORRUPT NPF, BRAZEN OPPRESSION OF A LEADING OPPOSITION FIGURE IN YAKKUR AND DAYLIGHT VIOLATION OF THE GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS OF A FELLOW CITIZEN BY A TRAINED LAWYER,A 2 TIME MEMBER OF CRSHA, A FORMER SPEAKER OF CRSHA AND CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF NASS, WE SUBMIT THAT SINCE 1999 ,WE HAVE ONLY HAD CHARLATANS, POLITICAL MISFITS, CRIMINAL ELEMENTS, MURDERERS, CULTISTS, HOOLIGANS AND UNREPENTANT GANGSTERS AND SHENANIGANS ARE POLITICAL LEADERS AND PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVES OR HOW CAN ONE JUSTIFY THE JUNGLE CONDUCT OF HON BASSEY EWA, A MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE A MEMBER OF NASS EXHIBITING CONDUCT OF THE JUNGLE.THIS IS SO BECAUSE HE WAS NEVER ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, HE IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF POLITCAL HENCHMEN AND GODFATHERS,THEREFORE,THE DIVIDEND OF DEMOCRACY FOR YAKURR PEOPLE IS WANTON HUMILIATION, UNLAWFUL ARREST AND DETENTION FUNDED WITH BLOOD MONEY AND LOOTED FUNDS BECAUSE THIS IS A KNOWN TRAITOR, AN APOSTATE, A POLITIICAL TURNCOAT AND A PROFESSIONAL POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST WHO HAS NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE BEFORE OR EARNED ANY LEGITIMATE KOBO. IN CRS WE ARE IN TROUBLED TIMES, WE HAVE EVIL MEN AS LEADERS, SELFISH AND SELF SERVING MEN AS NASS MEMBERS WHO WILL ROUTINELY FUND THE SECURITY AGENCY TO ILLEGALLY DETAIN AND PERSECUTE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. ITS THOUGHTLESS AND INIQUITOUS FOR A POLITICAL LEADER WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT DECENCY AND DECORUM TO SHAMELESSLY EMBARK ON AN ILLEGAL ACT AGAINT HIS BROTHER. MAY WE WARN AND REMIND HIM OF WHAT HAPPENED TO LATE USHIE EGBELO SA TO FORMER GOV WHEN HE EMBARKED ON A SIMILAR MISSION AFTER THE VOLATILE 2003 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN OGOJA,CRS BECAUSE VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE.IF YOU PUSH THE PEOPLE TO THE WALL,THEY WILL RESIST AND FIGHT BACK. WE ADVISE BASSEY EWA TO RETRACE HIS FOOTSTEPS,APPLY HIS FINDS BY TRANSFORMING PAUPERISED LIVES IN EKORI, CREATE JOBS FOR THE YOUTHS, NOT GIVING THEM ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LIKE LOCAL GIN,BRANDY,CANNABIS(INDIAN HEMP) AND GUNS TO HARASS AND HOUND OPPOSITION IN YAKURR. WE KNOW IN A GOOD DEMOCRATIC CLIME, THIS MAN WILL NEVER WIN ANY ELECTION BECAUSE HE IS UNELECTABLE ON ACCOUNT OFNOT HAVING ANY VERIFIABLE MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD BEFORE 1999. WE ALSO BLAME THIS IMPUNITY ON THE YAKURR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR BASSEY EWA FOR A FEE, 2 CUPS OF RICE,A CUBE OF MAGGI AND A SATCHET OF INDOMIE, WHEN THEY HAD OPPORTUNITY OF VOTING FOR CHANGE, RATHER THEY OPTED FOR IMMEDIATE GAIN OF MISERABLE N100 FOR A VOTE. THE YAKURR PEOPLE MUST ASK BASSEY WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS HE HAS INITIATED, HOW MANY YOUTHS HE HAS GENUINELY EMPOWERED OR ENGAGED. FOR HIS UBRESTRIANED LAWLESSNESS, WE BLAME THE ENTIRE YAKURR BECAUSE THEY OUGHT TO HAVE BEGUN HIS RECALL PROCESS FROM NASS FOR SERIAL POOR REPRESENTATION AND UNSPEAKABLE WOEFUL PERFORMANCE AMIDST OPPRESSION,PROVEN REPPRESSION AND DICTATORIAL ACTIONS AGAINST HIS CONSTITUTUENTS. WE CHALLENGE THE YAKURR PEOPLE TO FIND THE COURAGE OF DAVID AND RECALL HIM,WHILE WE IN ABI WILL SIMUTANEOUSLY COMMENCE HIS RECALL PROCESS TOO.WE CAN DO IT IF WE UNITE AS A PEOPLE OPPRESSED AND BRUTALIZED BY A FAILED NASS MEMBER. THE ACTION MUST BEGIN NOW.

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