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Friday, 11 March 2016

Photos: The story behind the "unusual obituary" of late Anene Utazi

Late Anene Utazi died on Feb. 25, days after he was wounded at Ladipo Market, Mushin following the clash between security agents and traders during a protest against alleged extortion by hoodlums.

Ladipo Market President-General, Mr Kingsley Ogunor who narrated how Utazi died said the 27-year-old sustained injuries from matchet cuts on his head and a gunshot on his right muscle on February 18. He fell into a coma and died a week later.

Ogunor had urged the Inspector-General of Police (IG), AIG Zone 2 and the state Commissioner of Police to fish out the killers of the late Utazi, adding that so far no arrest had been made.

"The magnitude of these cases and its emotional outburst is not one to be swept under the carpet for us to achieve a serene environment. As we remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding, we have explicit confidence in the Nigeria Police force in discharging their constitutional duties,’" he said.

The market association’s Secretary-General Pastor Steve Paul said the traders also lost goods and cash worth N45 million. Ogunor accused one Ijoba, a cemetery attendant, of fomenting the trouble that led to the death of Utazi. He debunked claims that the association owed the owners of the land on which the market is built, a problem which triggered the conflict.

"The Owoyemi family, who purportedly lay claim to Odo Aladura Market with over 2,000 traders and 200,000 dependents, resulted to self-help by employing the services of Ijoba for the demolition of the Odo Aladura Market without following due process of law and applying police protection. Let me also use this opportunity to debunk the rumours going around that we are fighting our wonderful Yoruba community. We are only seeking justice for our departed member, killed by another Igbo man," Ogunor added.

A representative of the Utazi family, Mr Denis Dieke called for justice. Dieke lamented that his brother was attacked despite that his shop was in the middle of the market. While seeking a befitting funeral for the deceased, he urged the government and his colleagues to assist Utazi’s family, noting that he had many relatives and an aged father as dependents.

Source: The Nations

53 comments:

ify said...

Hian

Uju Phil said...

Eyea,RIP

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmmmmmm! What a life.

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Saphire Muna said...

Killing is now normal stuff in Nigeria.... I weep for this country... May his soul rest in peace...








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kayode odusanya said...

So the person that killed him was a Yoruba man? Hmm!



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Charles Onyebuchi said...

May the departed Rest in peace

OSINANL said...

RIP UTAZI...

Ogenah Boris said...

I hope the police finds those responsible for this act.

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otee elizabeth said...

Rip

anita gold said...

Rip

Nnamani Chizoba said...

RIP

Mr. Enigma said...

RIP

freeborn zinalima said...

Awww what a world then why are they blaming the so called Monday an sons hmmm ibo people na wah oh.
Miss Linda i saw 29 on the bus and you write 27 who do we believe now.
So my question why are they blaming the person or is it the person that that kind him with matchet and gun or what,ibos and blame.
They should stop all this rubbish accusation the dude is gone if they think they have any prove they should invite they police and settle all this rubbish so that the dude will rest in peace simple.


















#sad indeed

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

Anonymous said...

If an inbox man killed him, why then are the animals dragging the ijoba into it.

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zizi said...

Life..... may his soul rest in peace




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Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
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Pretty face said...

Really sad, hope justice prevails

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nawa,Rip.

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

Imagine that. This world is indeed a wicked place. Tell me, will the murderer live forever?

Adenike Bamigboye said...

So sad

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhhh

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

R.I.P to him...


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esther dangana said...

rest in peace

vinna saviour said...

RIP Anene

Anonymous said...

I used to own a shop in ladipo before I moved to USA. I disagree to believe the story of Lacek Chairman Kigsley. The way and manner Igbo behaves in ladipo will want you to send them packing, the misuse opportunity and step on boundaries. They claim what's not theirs. Of you investigate very well you will see there is more to the story

JiL said...

Quite unfortunate. The spate of killings across the country for what ever reasons are getting more than alarming.

Anyanwu kingsley said...

very bad

Slim innocent said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

The chairman is a liar. He is really causing lots of havoc in that market. He said no arrest has been made, but one Mr chigozie Obi was arrested. The deceased was a cultist. Besides that market has been demolished by the govt. The lacec chairman is just a trouble maker who intimidates people with the police simply because his brother is an AIG. The owoyemi family wants to make use of their land for some other purpose since the traders have refused to pay their long standing rent! The deceased and his cult members had a clash with a rival cult group and was seriously injured. He was recruperating when they sent someone to poison him. In due cause everything will be exposed.

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Anonymous 2:02. This life is too short to always be quick in viewing every single occurrence from the perspective from which you are viewing it from especially when it has to do with or involves the loss of human life. For Christ sake a family just lost a loved one, son, father, brother, uncle and confidant and you are here feeling absolutely no pity for the gory manner in which he was killed. It could have been you or any other person closely related to you. How on earth did we arrive at this juncture where human life became so common in this nation?

Zuzu said...

Read it well, they said killed by another igbo man

Anonymous said...

Are u an illiterate? Or just blind?

Ann Anthony said...

Ok

Yungy Yungy said...

Rest in Peace

Anonymous said...

Are you daft or you simply can't comprehend what was written up there

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

God will not allow us be around ppl dat dnt ve value for life o


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Anonymous said...

I trade in ladipo and i can tell u that the our chairman is the worst thing to happen to that market. We cant wait for his tenure to end so he can go away with his troublesome executives. I saw what happened. His VP gathered his boys all of them brandishing cutlasses and matchets. It was a horrible sight. They killed that boy to set the aforementioned Ijoba up! Ijoba is the president of the youth in our market. Before this man became the president ijoba has been the youth president and he has been peaceful. This man came and swore ijoba will leave the market for him. The deceased brought this to himself cos he came out brandishing cutlass. If he had not joined the cult he would not have been dead. The lacec president seized the opportunity to poison him in other to make ijoba the victim. Anene was killed by kingsley ogunor and his vice!!! After gathering the evidence we will take it up.

Anonymous said...

I trade in ladipo and i can tell u that the our chairman is the worst thing to happen to that market. We cant wait for his tenure to end so he can go away with his troublesome executives. I saw what happened. His VP gathered his boys all of them brandishing cutlasses and matchets. It was a horrible sight. They killed that boy to set the aforementioned Ijoba up! Ijoba is the president of the youth in our market. Before this man became the president ijoba has been the youth president and he has been peaceful. This man came and swore ijoba will leave the market for him. The deceased brought this to himself cos he came out brandishing cutlass. If he had not joined the cult he would not have been dead. The lacec president seized the opportunity to poison him in other to make ijoba the victim. Anene was killed by kingsley ogunor and his vice!!! After gathering the evidence we will take it up.

Chris Chidebe said...

RIP.......but there is more 2this story...but my lips are sealed






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Juliet Iwuno said...

Dis is sad! Linda take note!

favour onyekwere said...

Nigerians nd d way they like to reduce their age.d family say 29 una say 27yrs hmmmmm.Rest in peace

Anonymous said...

E die well.....Am shipchop

Linda's daughter aka Nwa Linda said...

God help us

Prisca Oge said...

Don't tell me U didn't read d story. So many tribal warriors eehh

Anonymous said...

Wetin I wan believe now???

Oshios Baba said...

Sad

favour ezeh said...

RIP

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