Alleged killing of minor:  CLO urges CJN to save innocent Nigerian from hangman’s noose 

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Enugu state chapter, has appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ayola Ariwoola, to review the case pending at the Supreme Court so that Mr. Ifeanyi Ekoh does not die over the trumped up charge.

Mr Ekoh was charged with masterminding the kidnap, killing and dismemberment of a minor in Ebonyi state, late Miss Ukamaka Immaculata Ogboji from Ikwo Ebonyi state, should be left off the hook.

The victim, Ifeanyi Ekoh, who hails from Ihe, Awgu local government area of Enugu state, was condemned to death in 2012 by the Ebonyi state High Court and the Court of Appeal, Enugu over a crime CLO claims he knew nothing about.

Because CLO believes Ekoh is innocent, it wants the Ebonyi state government and all the people connected with the case to pay N5 billion compensation for castrating and jailing him unlawfully and absolve him of the crime and set him free.

According to the petition to the CJN Ariwoola, signed by a CLO member in Enugu, Comrade Kindness Jonah, and made available to Blueprint, Ekoh is a business man that specialised in dealing in cars in Lagos, but only went to Ebonyi sometime in 2012 to see a friend, one Ifeanyi Igwe, whom he went to Calabar with to buy bags of crayfish to be sold in Lagos.

But after the Calabar crayfish transaction, he left for his base in Lagos only to be called by Mr. Igwe that he wanted to buy a car and was led to the police who arrested him over the allegation that he paid one Ebenezer Amaga to kidnap, kill and dismember Miss Ukamaka Immaculata Ogboji whose body parts were given to two native doctors and one Obinna Nwuruku who hails from Ikwo.