Posted by Odimegwu Onwumere | 19 February 2014 | 5,427 times

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Ogbu mmadu ndu n’ato uto in Igbo Language means ‘life is so sweet to the taker of somebody else’s life’. This was what came to my mind when the supposedly dastardly act of the mortified radical son of Governor Theodore Ahamefule Orji of Abia State, Chinedu, popularly known as and called Ikuku, reached me in a remote village on the night of February 16, 2014, where I travelled to for the burial of a relative’s wife.

The news was that the drastic junior Orji seemingly ordered his police orderly to shoot his Personal Assistant, whose name was given as John Ndukuba, after an infinitesimal confrontation with him. The first sentence in the above paragraph came into my mind, because we had known the government that Gov. T.A Orji says he is leading, as a confident robber and murderer of good governance.

In one of my numerous reports titled “The Fool’s Paradise of Abia State”, published in June 2013, I asked one salient question, directed to the governor, family and government of Gov. T.A Orji, which none has summoned the courage to answer, because they lack a convincing answer.

As a government that its precedence shows that it is not far from murdering people with divergent views, I asked the question, when the blood-thirsty aides of Gov. T.A Orji in the Hallmark newspapers, June 17, 2013, wrote that the Orji-led Abia State Government, would consume me one day.

This was coming because of my many critiques concerning the ills and misapplications of governance that Gov. T.A Orji has made our people of Abia State to be suffering under his insensitive stewardship.

In that article, I wrote that nonetheless, that unguided position reminds me to ask Gov. Orji, his government and family the whereabouts of the Army Captain, whom the media in the recent past reported that taught Gov. Orji’s bad-mannered son, Chinedu “Ikuku” Orji some commando lessons after the purportedly pills-encouraged son of Gov. Orji ordered the soldier to get out from a pub that he (Ikuku) entered to eat and drink – his trademark – with his arsenal of street urchins, oblivious that the man he was ordering to leave the eatery was a soldier.

It was said that other people who were in the eatery had left at sighting that Ikuku had entered the place.

Can Gov. Orji, his government and family tell the world what happened to the soldier after that incident in which the soldier taught Ikuku that might was not always right? Can they tell the world? Where is the innocent soldier? I am asking! Gov. Orji, his government and family should tell us where the innocent soldier is. They have no excuse not to tell us, owing to the blatant murder of John Ndukuba in broad day light.

A government under a democracy should not be modeled to become a psychopathic killer of good governance and sadistic serial murderer of critics and those of opposing views and oppressor of those who had been in the government before it. ‘It is unfortunate’ when the police has commenced investigation into the ‘glaring’ circumstance surrounding the killing of Ndukuba.

I laughed that except they are not Nigerian police that are investigating the matter; the killer will be brought to book. But since they are Nigerian police, sycophancy will be the report of the day. The police have been unable to tell Nigerians who the killer(s) of high profile Nigerians like Bola Ige, Uche Ogbonna, Engr. Funsho Williams, Dele Giwa and a host of others are, let alone, Ndukuba. We should be expecting something meaningful from them over the death of the poor Ndukuba? Hooey!

Nigerians had seen the evidence of a serious breach of the murders in the country. The case of Comrade Chidi Nwosu, 39, married with a kid (6-year-old daughter), murdered on December 29,  2010, in his home town, Amaeke-Abam, in  Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, was not different from the many inconclusive police investigations, even though there were reports speculating that his death was purely government-motivated.

Nwosu was murdered few weeks after he joined the Abia State Government, as General Manager of the Abia State Rubber Company Limited. Upon that Nwosu, before his death, was also the South-East chairman of the Campaign for Democracy, nationally headed by Dr. Josephine Odumakin. Police are still investigating, after three years of the gruesome assassination of Nwosu. Somebody would say that three years is still a short period for police to unravel who the killer(s) of Nwosu are.

Today, it is John Ndukuba! And the government of Governor T.A Orji and its ‘killer-agents’ looking for my own head, are not near to making a resolution to this menace. It is obvious now that killing of innocent people is the most promising strategy for starting a relationship with anybody in the Gov. T.A Orji administration. Yet, he is boasting and making bogus claims in the media of bringing peace and security to the state, when his son is seemingly a hazard to humanity.

I was imagining myself being Ndubuka, being shot from close range, as he was about to leave the former Umuahia Main Market, being the venue of the reception organised for Governor Orji’s senatorial ambition come 2015, by his Ikwuano/Umuahia kinsmen. Also, imagine yourself being killed by the bullet piercing your chest through your back, like Ndukuba reportedly suffered. Tufiakwa!

Nigerians should, nonetheless, rise against the injustices that our people are suffering in Abia State under Gov. T.A Orji. Charlatans are not being killed in the state, because the government is a charlatanic one. Those who are being killed are men of honour. Imagine the wretched Chidi Nwosu, now John Ndukuba, and the whereabouts of the army man who taught Ikuku some lessons is yet to be known. Oh! Albeit, no man deserves to be killed, except those the law hangs its noose on their necks. 

Gov. T.A Orji should stop looking for only fools to be those he wants to govern. From the incessant threat to my own life, it is obvious that he does not want to govern and see wise men from or in Abia State around. If a police officer can reportedly kill John Ndukuba on the orders of Chinedu Orji in such an open place as a campaign ground, what have the Orjis not done against the people of Abia State in their secretive endeavours?

Talk of lawlessness, cultism, robberies, prostitution etc., and talk of Abia State under Gov. T.A Orji.

Odimegwu Onwumere, a Poet/Writer, writes from Rivers State. He can be reached via Photo shows Gov. T. AOrji.

Source: News Express

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