Uzodimma issued ultimatum for trial of Ahmed Gulak’s killers
A Coalition of Northern Socio-cultural Organisations, known as ‘Justice for Ahmed Gulak Movement (JAGUM), has given seven days ultimatum to Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State to commence prosecution of suspected killers of Ahmed Gulak, the former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The ultimatum came on the heels of heightened suspicion and fear about clandestine moves by some persons to shield the killers, who were recently arrested by crack detectives of Nigeria Police, from facing justice in court.
National Coordinator of JAGUM, Hajiya Zira Gulak, expressed shock on Uzodimma’’s silence, nonchalance and lukewarm attitude towards arraignment of suspects in court.
He said as a close friend and beneficiary of the political machinery of the deceased, Uzodimma should have been in the forefront of the struggle to make the arrested suspects face the full wrath of the law in court.
She said; “We are not happy that Uzodimma has turned his back on Late Gulak, who died in the course of entrenching democracy and good governance in Imo State. We don’t know why it’s taking forever to take the arrested suspects to court to answer for their heinous crime, we strongly believe that the state government wanted to sabotage the trial of suspects in connivance with some powerful forces. We have run out of patience, and therefore, issued a seven days ultimatum to the governor to arraign the suspects in court.
“At the expiration of the ultimatum, we will have no option than to approach the court of competent jurisdiction to compel Uzodimma to charge the case to court.”
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