Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was in tears as he addressed the people of Omoku over the recent killings in the state
The minister said he was saddened by the unfortunate incident and promised that the killers would all be fished out soon Former governor of Rivers state and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday, January 13, broke down in tears while addressing the people of Omoku town over the killings of 23 people on New Year day.
The minister while paying condolence visit to the bereaved family in Omoku said he is saddened by the serial killings in the state and hope that the victims of the killings get justice soon. Ameachi said: “The only thing I can assure you is that the perpetrators of this act will be brought to justice. They cannot run away from it. They can’t get away with this.
“I was at the hospital to see a little boy that was shot, and his father and mother killed. How do you want that little boy to live? How would he cope in life? They must pay for their actions.” He was also at a grand reception held in his honour by the Ikwerre Youth Movement in Isiokpo. In a statement signed by his media office, the minister blamed Governor Nyesom Wike for failing to keep the people safe.
He said: “The first responsibility of a leader is to keep his subjects alive. The reason why the constitution puts every governor on oath, to swear that you will protect lives and property is because if there are no lives, there will be nobody to lead.
“If there is anybody on earth that said that I have met with him as a cultist to take lives, let him come forward. If there is anybody on earth that will tell you that I have sat with him in a meeting and we planned to go and kill people to win election, let the person come forward.
“Let me tell you why I will not do such; it is not because I’m afraid of anybody, it is because I’m afraid of God. “I doubt that God was happy the day they killed 23 persons in Omoku.
I doubt that God was happy the day they killed people in Omerelu or at Egbeda or at Andoni or at Ogbunabali or wherever.”