According Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie
who took up the fight for justice for
the abused 15-yr-old Uzoamaka, the Ebonyi State Police Command is set to arraign the suspects indicted for the abduction, stripping, torture of the orphaned teenager.
Okorie says reliable sources confirm
that the arraignment of the suspects
is scheduled to take place at the
Obiozara magistrate court in
Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi state. While
the specific charges against the suspects are yet unclear, sources
point at abduction and torture as
being high on the list.
The suspects expected to be
1. Ogbonnaya Ene Odii (Coordinator, Ohaozara Development Centre)
2. Enekwachi Ene Odii
4. Cpl Paulinus Nwodom
5. Cpl Monday Nweke
6. Cpl Obinna Ironsi.
The last three suspects are serving
policemen who were yesterday
dismissed from service following the decision of an in-house orderly
room trial by the state police
Hon. Okorie added that with the
arraignment of the suspects, all eyes
will now be on the governor of the
state, Engr. David Umahi Nweze, who a few days ago promised "to act" on whether or not to suspend the Coordinator from office only after the police may have concluded their investigations into the matter.
The pledge was in response to a
widespread call on the governor to
suspend or totally relieve the suspect of his appointment as Coordinator in his government.
"The arraignment of the suspects also marks a watershed in the struggle for justice for the 15 year old minor whose torture and
dehumanization shocked all Nigerians and has become a talking point across the globe.
Yet it is a call for greater vigilance by all men and women of good conscience to ensure that justice is not only done but seen to have been done at the end of the day.
Let's keep faith with Uzoamaka until deserved justice is achieved," he