As Police declare Prime Suspect wanted

Bisi ABASS

 

Tarayyar Ekklesiyoyin Kristi a Nijeria (TEKAN), The Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria,  consisting of over 15 denominations in the Northern States has demanded justice for Ms Deborah Samuel, a 200 Level home economics student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, murdered Sokoto for alleged blasphemy.

In a statement in Jos by its President Rev. Caleb S. Ahima and General Secretary Very Rev. Moses J. Ebuga, TEKAN, said the irreligious dastardly act must not be tolerated at all.

“We condemn this inhuman act in totality and in the strongest terms possible. We call on the Nigeria authorities to act decisively to bring those who committed this criminal act to face the full wrath of the law regardless of whoever is involved.

“This irreligious dastardly act must not be tolerated at all. Recalling past incidents where those who committed similar criminal acts go free, TEKAN calls upon the expects the security agencies and the Federal Government to do the needful to ensure justice is done.

“The perpetrators should be dealt with to serve as deterrent for future occurrence. We call on our members not to take the law into theirs hands but allow the authorities to act swiftly and appropriately.

“TEKAN extends deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Deborah Samuel and her entire community and calls on all its members to be fervent in prayers for justice and peace in our land. May her soul rest in Peace and God console her family,” the church said.

Meanwhile, the Sokoto state Police Command has declared the suspects in murder of Deborah Samuel wanted for culpable homicide.

The Prime suspects who claimed the murder of Deborah Samuel on a viral video according to the Police was on the run to evade arrest.

In a statement, the Command public relations officer, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, in Sokoto said, those arrested while dispersing the mob at the scene of the crime have been charged to court and remanded in Prison custody.

The statement further read that Sokoto State Command under the leadership of the state Commissioner of Police, Kamaldeen kola Okunlola, has declared the suspects spotted on the viral video wanted.

The Command however used the medium to reiterate its commitment towards apprehending the suspect.

The police in the state have already deployed all its intelligence and other mechanism on the watch for the suspects to be apprehended.

The police called members of the public to cooperate and report mere identification of the suspect to the command or any security Agencies in their domain.

The command could however be reached through its emergency number 07068848035

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