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Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

Groups Protest at Ghana Embassy over Brutal Killing of Nigerian Student in Ghana

Late Godwin Ayogu, a 300 level Nigerian student that was brutally nurdered in Ghana

By Our Reporter
LAGOS MARCH 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) and Paths of Peace Initiatives on Wednesday storm Ghana Consulate-General office in Lagos to protest the alleged brutal murder of a Nigerian student studying economics in Ghana.
The Groups disclosed that the reason for the protest was to call the attention of the Ghana High Commission to the manner the case was been handled by the Ghanaian Police since the death of the young Godwin Ayogu in Ghana.

The groups in their protest latter submitted to the Deputy Consul-General, Isaac Joshua Essilifie gave the government of Republic of Ghana two weeks to fish out the killers of Ayogu’s and prosecute the alleged perpetrators, adding that failure to do that would lead to another round of protest.
According to Comrade Dandy Eze, President of Path of Peace Initiatives, ” it seems the Ghanaian police are in support of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana by not fishing out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“I believe the university authorities know the killers and their accomplice, but yet they refused to prosecute them. We want justice for the death of the innocent boy who was killed at his prime age.”
Eze, however, accused the Nigerian government for not developing the country education sectors which led parents to taking their children to study in Ghana.
Hear him, “if our education sectors is ok,ay what would have prompted parents to go their children to another foreign land, where they are killed like chicken without solution.”
In his reaction, Comrade Kenny Bakare, Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) said what Nigerians are experiencing in Ghana is a serious issue that need to be sorted out between the two countries.
He added that” if the young boy happened to be alive today, what contributions do you this boy would have brought to Nigeria.’ we learnt that Ghana motto is Justice and Freedom and that is what we are demanding for is” justice”.
Mrs Gladys Ayogu the mother of the slain boy told our correspondent that ‘it was her late son roommates who first called her to informed her about the death of her son.
She recalled that since she gave birth to the late Ayogu Junior, the boy had known God he is also an easy going person in the street and Church.
“ That was what gave me and its father the courage to take him to Ghana for study.
“My pain is that why my first child would be killed because of money. That is why I am crying for justice. My brother, as am standing before you now, I am a complete corpse already because I see no reason why am still alive,” Gladys exclaimed.
She however said “Godwin is the strength of my youth” I laboured to raise him to that stage. Where do you expect me to start from now?”
She explained that Ayogu was killed a year to complete his programme at the university, adding that they took him to Ghana when his chemistry result was withheld.
“And know the High Commission is telling me they are still working on the death of my son,” she said, as she weeps uncontrolled.
The bereaved mother relatives were not left out of the crying as they were been console by some workers of the high Commissions.
Mr. Isaac Essilifie said the government of Republic of Ghana is working a theory on the death of the student, adding that no stone would be left unturned to unravel and prosecute the killer of the boy.
The media reported that the late Godwin Ayogu was allegedly murdered by his roommate at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, named Abatsi Gwesu alias ‘Enay’.
The 300-level student of economics was allegedly stabbed to death by his attackers, who tied his hands and feet, disemboweled him and later dropped his corpse in front of his hostel by the seaside of their main University.
It was said his money was allegedly collected from him for safe keeping by Gweus a 400-level music student. But up until the night of his murdered, Ayogu was yet to pay his school fees, because his roommate allegedly refused to give him his money.

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