The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the brutal murder of Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme in Kano State, stating that the perpetrators of the heinous crime (Kano killing) must be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.
A statement issued by the spokesman to the Speaker, Turaki Hassan, the speaker urged all Nigerians to rise against this grievous act of lawlessness and impunity, adding that there must be justice for the victim who was allegedly killed by a mob in a market in Kano State over allegations of blasphemy.
“We live in a society governed by clearly stated rules and laws. When such crimes of high magnitude, or any at all, are allowed to go unpunished for any reason, we risk descending into a state of lawlessness and anarchy where anyone can assume the role of judge, jury and executioner.
“The rule of law must prevail. I urge all security agencies to ensure that they carry out a thorough investigation into the events that led to her untimely death and ensure that the perpetrators of this crime are brought to face the full wrath of the law.”
The Speaker also called for tolerance among Nigerians, irrespective of religious or ethnic differences, noting that the peace and sanctity of Nigeria is not negotiable and as such, everything must be done to protect them insisting that the fundamental rights of citizens enshrined in the constitution must be respected by one all.
He also condoled with the family of the deceased and prayed that God comfort them.
Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, was brutally murdered last week at Yan Robobi in Kofar Wambai market by an angry mob, after been accused of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase had since deployed homicide detectives to investigate the gruesome killing of the 74-year old member of Deeper Life Bible Church.
Arase who condemned the killing reassured the family of the deceased and the general public that justice would be served in the matter.