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query_builder April 20, 2018 14:26:44

By John Ndu

Awka, April 20, 2018 --Lawmakers in Anambra state have condemned in strong terms, the recent rape and murder of a widow in her farmland at Nteje, Oyi council area by a suspected herdsmen or unknown gunmen.

The House of Assembly passed the resolution following a motion of Urgent Public Importance sponsored by the member representing Oyi constituency Mrs Vivian Okadigbo.

In a speech while moving the motion, the law maker lamented that Oyi people are now gripped in fear of uncertainties as a result of the incident, even as the matter is now with the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Supporting the motion, the Majority Leader, Mr Jideofor Okoye called for reform of the security apparatus to change the system while also equipping the vigilante groups to work in partnership with other security agencies.

He stressed the need for a forensic Lab to be provided where suspects and rapes will be recorded.

Also speaking, Mr Kenneth Amalachukwu Anazodo of Nnewi North constituency, Onyebuchi Offor of Ekwusigo constituency and his Awka South One counterpart, Dr Nnamdi Okafor appealed to Federal Govt to use convergence of security men to properly secure lives and property of her citizens particularly in Anambra state.

They however called for the establishment of state police for effective community policing.

Dr. Pete Ibida of Njikoka Two constituencysupporting the motion, urged the Inspector General of Police to reconsider his order to withdraw arms legally acquired by vigilante groups with a view to restoring perfect peace in the state and preventing future occurrence.

The House also passed a resolution urging the Executive arm of Govt to reconstruct the Nkwo Nnewi - Nkwo Oraifite market road which has been cut into two by erosion in order to improve the socio-economic activities of the people of the area.

The resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by the member representing Ekwusigo constituency, Apostle Onyebuchi Offor.