The Human Rights, Liberty Access And Peace Defenders Foundation(HURIDE) in a statement in Onitsha condemned unequivocally the gruesome killing of 15 years old beggar on April 29,2022.
They said the girl who was killed by a hit and run Peace Mass Transit driver along the Onitsha/Asaba Express Way before Bridgehead did not stop until he was pursued and arrested by officials of Anambra Road Traffic Agency (ATMA).
Unfortunately, said HURIDE, in a statement signed by their Executive Director, Dede Uzor A, Uzor, the management of the transport company has neither met with the deceased’s family nor extend formal tcondolences to them.
The group called on the Anambra State Police Command to immediately set up a machinery in motion to arrest all the people involved in the despicable unfortunate killing of the girl and five others who sustained various degrees of injuries to serve as a deterrent to other reckless drivers.
They said : Police should not allow any of the perpetrators go unpunished in line with our extant laws.
It was learnt that the matter was reported to the Bridgehead Police Station for investigation and we learnt that no member of the company has identified with the diseased family.
“How could a driver kill a poor girl, injured five other people and escape before he was caught by patriotic citizens and since then the management of the transport company has not deemed it fit to visit the bereaved family or hospital to see five others who were injured in the process.
This is unethical, atrocious and insensitive. It is man’s inhumanity to man. These set of people ought to have been in prison by now,” the human right group fumed.
9th May 2022