Sunday, 4 March 2012

Francis Osuwo was Killed by Nigerian Government For Refusing to Implicate Henry Okah: MEND

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (M.E.N.D) received without surprise, news of the death of Mr Francis Osuwo.

For refusing to cooperate with two Nigerian government informants, Raphael Damfebo, an employee of Agip and Mr Emmanuel Allison, an employee of Daewoo, Yenagoa, in testifying falsely against Henry Okah, Osuwo was arrested and accused of complicity in the M.E.N.D. bombing of 1 October, 2010.

Francis Osuwo and all other detainees in S.S.S. custody wrongly arrested in connection with our October 2010 attack on eagle square, Abuja, have been held under the most appalling conditions and exposed to toxic fumes in their cells. Francis Osuwo died as a result of such exposure and neglect by his jailors. His body was smuggled out of Kuje prison, Abuja, yesterday, March 3, 2012, to an unknown destination, shortly before midnight.

Jomo Gbomo