It can be recalled that a Kano Magistrate court freed the five suspects – Zubairu Abubakar,Musa Abdullahi, Dauda Ahmed, Abdullahi Abubakar and Abdulmumeen Mustafa, based on the submissions by the Kano State Government.
Speaking at a medium forum organized in Enugu during a meeting of the Eastern Consultative Assembly, Pastor Mike urged President Muhammadu Buhari, the United Nations, the Amnesty International and other civil society groups to take over the case and ensure that justice came the way of his family.
Pastor Agbahime equally lamented that the suspects, especially Dauda, who he said confessed to the crime, were freed contrary to an earlier pledge made by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje .
“When the incident occurred, the Governor summoned a meeting of all stakeholders, including leaders of various ethnic nationalities, the security agencies and religious leaders.
“At that meeting, I narrated all that happened, after which other members of the Hausa community who witnessed the incident corroborated what I said.
“There and then, the Governor described it as barbaric and as pure murder. He assured me that justice would be done. He said the government will take care of my family and several other things.
“Thereafter, the police went into arrests and they all confessed, especially Dauda who said he instigated the action to take over my wife’s shop. He even told them that there other persons yet to be arrested.
“However, to my greatest shock, the next thing we heard was that the government has asked the court to set them free.
“My wife was not murdered by strangers; she was killed by people I know very well.
“That’s why I am appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari, the United Nations, the Amnesty International and other Civil Society Groups to take up this matter.
“The Attorney General of the Federation should in the interest of justice begin the prosecution of these suspects.”
While raising the alarm that his life was equally in danger, he pleaded that the suspects should be re-arraigned in Abuja instead of Kano State.
According to him, “after my wife’s burial, I went back to Kano and I was advised to return to the East as plans have been concluded to kill me as the principal witness.
“For that reason, I left Kano the following day. So, let them be tried in Abuja where Civil Right groups and the media will follow the matter up.
“I want justice; I can’t sleep again. I am appealing that if this country has constituted authorities, there should be justice for us.
“I plead with the media, civil society groups, South-East governors and the National Assembly to give us justice.”
In a remark, the Chairperson of the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Secretary, Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor and Evang. Eliot Ukoh said if the federal government failed to ensure justice on the matter it would be indirectly justifying the agitation for Biafra by various groups in the South-East zone.