Women in Oleh Kingdom, Isoko South local government area of Delta State tells governor Okowa Ifeanyi, state Commissioner of Police and Inspector General of Police that they want justice over Oleh massacre.
The women protested round the community over the delay for justice on the horrible killing of 12 indigenes at Ada farmland on October 16, 2020, by yet to be identified perpetrators
The protesters who brought economic activities to a pause, called on the Governor of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, State Commissioner of Police and the Inspector General of Police for quick justice.
The women chanted songs of grievances as they moved to the palace of the Odio-Ologbo of the kingdom, HRM Anthony Ovrawah Omogha 1, Isoko South council secretariat, the Oleh divisional police headquarters and ended at the Oleh roundabout axis of the Ughelli-Asaba expressway.
The women who decried the state government delay in handling the matter, called on the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, State Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police to fish out and bring the perpetrators of the killings to book without further delay.
Speaking to newsmen, the women leader, Mrs. Juliana Itewo said “Our children, husbands, mothers, innocent souls were kicked on the 16 of October, 2020 while in search of their daily bread in the farm and since the attack, government has not done or said anything about it”.
“Since the incident, we have nor been able to go to our farms. Hunger is killing our people”, adding that, “we are calling on government to fish out the killers.”
On his part, Odio-Ologbo of Oleh Kingdom, HRM Anthony Ovrawah Omogha 1, commended the women for the peaceful protest as he urged the people of the community to remain calm, saying “be assured that God will fight for us, noting that Oleh people don’t want war but peace.”
The President General of the community, Chief Believe Alakri while commending the women for the peaceful protest said, the sticking of feathers to the ground at the scene of the incident revealed that allegation on herdsmen involvement was false.
He also called on the government and the police to carry out a thorough investigation and bring those behind the killings to book.
While appealing for calm the Divisional Police Officer of Oleh divisional police headquarters, C.S.P Muhammad Na-Allah addressed the protesters and assured them that the police was on top of the matter, saying “nobody is happy that people were killed.
He appealed for calm, stressing that the families of the bereaved and entire community is secured “we are here for you and if anybody threatened you, call me or come to my office,” he said.
The police boss assured that all the perpetrators of herdsmen crime will be exposed.
The protesters with black attires displayed placards and leafes with various inscription, such as; “Justice delayed is Justice denied” we need nothing but justice” Hasten justice for Oleh.
The government must not play politics with this matter”.\