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Falana writes Lalong, Demands Arrest, Prosecution of Killers
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Monday wrote Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, demanding the arrest and prosecution of the killers of 86 unarmed persons in the state.
His letter to the governor was titled, ‘Request for the arrest and prosecution of the murderer of 86 unarmed people.’
Falana threatened that should the governor fail to “take appropriate action to stop the killings in Plateau State,” he would be compelled to report the Plateau State’s and Federal Government’s authorities to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court “for condoning crimes against humanity and genocide.”
He stated, “We wish to sympathise with the Government and people of Plateau State over the reckless and cold murder of 86 unarmed people in Razak, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashi District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in Plateau State.
“While appreciating the measures adopted by Your Excellency to restore law and order in the affected local government it is high time that the brazen impunity of the serial murderers in Plateau State was challenged by the state government.
“Otherwise, the reckless killing of unarmed citizens by criminal gangs will continue unabated.
“Since a group has already claimed responsibility for the heinous crime, we are compelled to request Your Excellency to use your good offices to order the police to arrest and investigate the suspects.
“At the end of the investigation the Attorney-General of Plateau State should be directed to prosecute the suspects for conspiracy and culpable homicide.”
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