Immediate past councilor ward 1 Abua/Odual local government Council 7th legislative Assembly and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. John Alali Morri was allegedly murdered by unknown assailants around Emughan junction as he was on his way to the village, while returning from appeal court Port Harcourt where he went to show solidarity with his colleagues and party during the ruling of the court on Monday 20 June 2016. Read statement released by Rivers Councillors Forum below;
We receive with disbelief and sadness the unfortunate news of the gruesome murder of one of our former colleague Hon. John Alali Morris, the immediate past councillor Ward 1 Abua/Odual local government Council 7th legislative Assembly and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.
Hon. John Alali Morris fondly called “Alaska” we hear was killed by yet to be identified assailants around Emughan junction in his native land Abua, as he was said to be on his way to the village, while returning from appeal court Port Harcourt were he went to show solidarity with his colleagues and party during the ruling of the court on Monday 20 June 2016.
Our heart is heavy and we sincerely condole with the bereaved and the Abua/Odual APC family. The Rivers councillors forum of the 8th Legislative Assembly is deeply pained and devastated by the news of this devilish, shameful, devastating and barbaric act. It is our earnest prayers that the good Lord will grant the families he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
We therefore condemn in its entirety and in the most strongest possible term this bizarre and clueless wastage of the life of this innocent and promising young Man for no justifiable reason whatsoever. This killing is to us one too many and we believe it should not have happened in a modern and contemporary times.
The Forum at this moment will like to passionately call on the new commissioner of police in Rivers State to quickly swing into action with a view to bringing the perpetrators of this shocking and dastardly act to justice. For us, it is a litmus test for the new Rivers CP, as we believe it will not be swept under the carpet as was the case in the past. We sincerely trust and hope that the coming of the new police boss to Rivers State will bring renewed confidence and trust of the people on the Nigerian police’ uncompromising ability of discharging its constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and properties in the state without fear or favour.
We call on our party members all over the state not to be intimidated by this ceaseless and unwarranted killings going on unabated, as we know these are part of Orchestrated and desperate plans by some unpatriotic persons aimed at silencing the opposition in the state, but all that shall fail. As the Bible says; “The Egyptian you see today, you shall see them no more”. There time of judgement is near.
Finally, we call on all well meaning citizens and residence of the state to be extremely vigilant and security conscious and to assist the police and other security agencies in curbing crimes and criminality by reporting any suspicious elements and characters in our various communities.”
Dae (Hon) Stephen Deegbara
Chairman, State Steering Committee.
Rivers Councillors Forum.
(8th Legislative Assembly)
Source: Trezzy blog