The leadership of the Oleh Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the gruesome murder of 12 persons in Oleh Community of Isoko LGA, Delta State.
The call was made in a communique issued by the branch at the end of an emergency meeting held 15th of November 2020, at Emevor in Isoko North LGA to brainstorm on the unfortunate incident that led to the death of 12 persons.
The branch which jurisdiction covers Isoko South and North, Ndokwa East and Ndokwa South local government area, commended traditional rulers, youths and leadership of Oleh community for their patience in the face of provocation and not taking the laws into their hands.
The meeting, attended by Assistant Inspector General of Police (rtd) Felix Ogbaudu, President of Area Customary Court; Miakpo Emiaso (rtd), former Registral, Delta State University Abraka, Sir Joseph Ubogo; pioneer chairman of Abuja Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Uye Ogedegbe, critical stakeholders and members of the Executive Committee of Oleh Branch was to brainstorm on the unfortunate incidence and proffer find solutions.
The branch lauded the state government, security agencies, leadership of Oleh and Ozoro communities and those of Isoko Development Union (IDU) for their continuing efforts at resolving the crisis that led to the death of 12 persons and bringing peace to the communities.
They challenged the security agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police Force, involved in the investigation of the killing of 12 persons to expedite actions and come up with comprehensive report on the outcome of their investigations
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) urged both communities to give maximum support to security agencies engaged in the investigations by volunteering useful information, even as it appealed to them to embrace peace instead of war.
The body noted that both communities were also inhabited by non-indigencies with investments, which it said would be affected in the event of outbreak of chaos.