Onokpite Murder: Keyamo Petitions Rights Commission
Family members of the late Chief Ogbe Onokpite, a former governorship candidate in Delta state, who was allegedly killed by the police in the town of Warri last month petitioned the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the late politician.
The family is also demanding that a coroner’s inquest be conducted to produce an autopsy report that will reveal the cause of death.
Lawyer to the family, Festus Keyamo, wrote the petition on their behalf of the Onokpite family and wants the commission to act expeditiously.
Mr. Keyamo had also, two weeks ago, petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the issue but he says no response has yet been received from the Inspector General’s office.
Chief Ogbe died November 26th, 2011 in what the police describe as a fire fight.
The police had been seeking to arrest him for alleged gun-running.
But the family insists that the politician was deliberately shot and killed by the police.