Published On: Mon, Nov 26th, 2012

One Year after, Ogbe Onokpite’s Family Leaves Revenge to God

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Late Chief Ogbe Onokpite

By Brisibe Perez

Today makes it one year since Chief Ogbe Onopkite, former Delta State, Citizens Popular Party, CPP gubernatorial candidate in the 2011 general election was killed in yet to be unraveled circumstance. Though series of legal actions have been filed before the court, his remains are still in the mortuary awaiting final investigation on the incident surrounding his death.

In a release signed by one of his younger siblings Priest Ufuoma Emmanuel Onokpite, it states, “We, the family of Onokpite, are giving thanks, honor and glory to the father of our Lord Jesus Christ who saw this day and let it come to pass for our dearest brother Chief Ogbe, because we all know that nothing can happen to a man without the concept of the Almighty God.

“I have always believed in my brother’s love for God, his zeal for what is right in the cause for the people of Delta State and he subsequently died for that cause. Like our Lord Jesus Christ, Chief Ogbe had no form or comeliness that should be looked at and no beauty that should be desired of at his death, he was brutalized and was stripped off his clothing. Yet, it is the will of the Lord that it happened, because in his death, the Lord has divided him a portion with the great and a spoil with the strong because he poured out his soul for the cause of his people,” it states.

According to Priest Onokpite, “Investigation of late has revealed that, one of the policemen indentified as one of the shooters who was said to have removed Ogbe’s necklace, died in mysterious circumstances in his cell while the duo of British and Orlando where shot by unknown gunmen. These people where living witnesses to the killing of my brother yet someway somehow, they were silenced. Even the two AK47 rifles that were presumed to belong to Ogbe were confirmed by the Police Armoury in Lagos as police rifles. Other persons indicted are still out there and with God on our side, they would be brought to book.

“Though the case is still under investigation, we urge the judiciary and the Presidency, through Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to be diligent in unraveling the circumstances surrounding his death. We are trusting God who is the highest Judiciary to do justice in this matter.

It would be recalled that Ogbe was killed on the 26th November, 2012 by men of the Nigerian police on allegation of gun running after he was shot at Udu near Warri.


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