Vanguard (Lagos)

28 October 2012

Nigeria: Dokubo-Asari Group Raises Dust Over Alleged Extra-Judicial Murder of Member

The Niger-Delta People Salvation Front/Niger-Delta People Volunteer Force, NDPSF/NDPVF, led by activist, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, yesterday, raised eyebrows over an alleged extra-judicial murder of a musician and top member of the group, Tony Moro, by soldiers of the Joint Military Task Force.

In a notice addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan and copied the National Security Adviser, Inspector General of Police, Director-General, Department of State Service, DSS, and others, signed by NDPSF spokesperson, Comrade Rex Ekiugbo Emojite Anighoro, the group said the military men acted in concert with an oil bunkering kingpin, hotelier and traditional chief.

It said the crude oil kingpin made unsubstantiated claims against the deceased and invited Moro, who went to visit him after speaking with him on phone.

The group demanded immediate arrest of the chief and the security officers who allegedly executed the murder on his authority.

"We also demand the immediate release of Comrade Tony Moro's corpse to his family for proper burial amongst others," it added.

"Comrade Tony Moro, who had gone to visit the chief over a telephone invitation by the chief, who had levied unsubstantiated allegations against him vehemently denied the allegations, but was murdered at the chief's instance by power- drunk Joint Military Task Force officers believing to be on chief's pay roll".

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