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Leo Igwe Asks for Justice for his Father

A letter in the Nigeria Nation:

SIR: I am writing to draw the attention of the general public to the incessant threats, attacks and harassment on me and my family members by some state and non-state agents in my community since 2007.

For over three years, a campaign of intimidation has been carried out against my family members by some thugs with the help of some local police officers following our attempt to bring to justice a 50 year old man who allegedly raped a 10 year old girl in the community some years ago.

Several police actions have been brought against us. I and my family members have been invited, arrested and detained by the police over 18 times based on fictitious and malicious allegations brought by these local thugs.

On August 4, 2010, two hired assassins invaded my family house in Mbaise. They attacked my parents and beat up my father, which resulted to his loss of an eye. These criminals are having a field day because of corruption and lack of rule of law in our country. Particularly because the police at all levels have failed in their duties to protect civilians and guarantee justice. Also because our police system is morally bankrupt.

I hereby call upon the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Ringim, the Commissioner of Police in Owerri, Imo State and the Divisional Police Officer in Ahiazu Mbaise to rise up to their constitutional duties with integrity by protecting my family members and ensuring that we do not suffer further attacks and harassment.
Leo Igwe,

Ahiazu Mbaise,

Imo State

I blogged on this incident here, and the background here. Leo has many enemies in Nigeria, including the evangelist Helen Ukpabio, who hates Leo for his efforts to end the practice of children being accused of witchcraft.  Ukpabio’s followers have left comments on this blog expressing their joy that Leo’s father was attacked and their hope that more misfortune will come.

3 Responses

  1. Mr Richard,
    Why don’t you leave Mrs Ukpabio out of your putrefying write ups. what is the business of Lady Apostle(Mrs) Helen ukpabio with Leo Igwe and his family.If you don’t mention Mrs Ukpabio’s name would your write up not be complete?There is no way Leo Igwe would lift up his hands against God’s annionted like Mrs Ukpabio and you expect God to stop giving him troubles. He has not seen trouble yet.God will visit and trouble all those people troubling Mrs Ukpabio.Watch out ,the troubles that God will rain on you,except you repent, will very severe.See the Holy Bible in Acts of Apostle chapter 12 for your information on how God deals with those who troubled His Apostles and His church. A word is enough for the wise.
    Thanks
    Barr Victor Ukutt

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