The African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Federal Government of having a hand in the death of his younger brother, Olajide Felix Sowore.
Naija News reports that this is coming barely a year after Felix was murdered by unknown gunmen, which Sowore attributed to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a series of tweets shared on his Twitter page, Sowore noted that all efforts to unravel the killers were abortive as the Nigerian Police compelled the family to bury him without an autopsy.
According to the human right activist, the Police had presented the photos of two young men who they alleged were responsible for his brother’s death and promised to commence prosecution in two weeks.
However, it has been one year since the incident occurred and they have not heard from the police.
He added that he would ensure that justice is served.
He wrote: “A year ago, my immediate younger brother Olajide Felix Sowore was brutally cut down by forces undoubtedly connected to the Muhammadu Buhari regime.
“I say it without hesitation that events following his brutal murder point to State complicity.
“Upon his gruesome murder, our family made several efforts to resolve his murder by cooperating with the Nigeria Police Force, despite several meetings and phone conversations nothing concrete was done to unravel his killers except the police trying to cajole the family to bury him without carrying out an autopsy.
“Shortly after his burial, the Police presented photos of two young men they alleged were Fulani herdsmen/kidnappers they arrested in a forest. They stated that these men had “confessed” to killing my brother during a kidnapping operation at an abandoned Police checkpoint near Benin City.
“They promised to commence prosecution in two weeks, that was in October 2021. We never heard back from the Nigerian police again.
“However, we remain committed to ensuring that his death will not be in vain and that the conditions that permit the unconscionable termination of life by dark forces propelled by impunity, incompetence and complicity in Nigeria would be wiped out during our time; as a result, those responsible for his murder should not rejoice. Justice will prevail no matter how long it is delayed,
This article was originally published on Naija News