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Lockdown: House of Rep. member frowns at the killing by security agent in Delta

Godwin Udoh 

Federal House of Representatives member representing Warri Federal Constituency, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has in strong terms condemned the killing of a young man by the security agent in Warri over non compliance of the Lockdown order issued by the state government.

Chief Ereyitomi who spoke to our correspondent, described the action of the army as inhuman against humanity they are to protect which they have turned to take life in such impertinent way just for the sake of enforcement. Adding that on no account should life be taken without engagement in combat with the soldiers .

While expressing shock over the gunning down of the victim whose identity was revealed as Joseph Pessu by the soldier, Chief Ereyitomi immediately called for thorough investigation  in order to  bring the culprit to book and serve as  deterrent to other trigger happy security agents in Warri,  the Oil City. 

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The Nigerian Xpress gathered that, trouble started when the victim was seen driving on the second day of lockdown order by the state government along Ubeji road and he was flagged down to stop by security men with a view to identify himself, but he continued driving, they now went after him.

Report had it that he was shot dead at Ugbuwangue by Ada-Val Street off NPA Expressway Warri after refusing to stop.

The lawmaker frowned at the action of the army saying every life is important to him especially those in his constituency  and beyond, noting that he will protect and legislate to their welfare, security and survival.

However, he assured the Pessu family that he will make sure the soldier involved is brought to book and those involved arrested and dealt with accordingly.

Representative Ereyitomi appealed to Warri residents to remain calm, maintain law and order and comply to the Delta state government directive on staying at home to be safe as the Coronavirus mitigation battle continues in the country