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NIGERIA: Mystery bodies on river: No clue yet – Gov Obi

GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra StateGOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra State has exonerated President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration from  blame over the decay of infrastructure in Police College, Ikeja, saying the rot was not brought about by the present administration.

He also said there was no clue yet on the bodies found floating on a river in his state.

Obi, who spoke while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Police Fund Committee chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo, however, said the fedral administration was working hard to resolve the challenges facing security agencies in the country.

He said Jonathan was committed to changing the fortunes of security agencies, especially the police.

According to him, “We are looking at the overall picture, not just rot here or rot there. The rot (in Police College, Ikeja) was not brought about by this present administration but this present administration is striving to solve it and we can’t solve it without funding.

“We can’t provide adequate security without funding. We will come up with something that will make meaning to Nigerians.”

The governor, who did not mention how soon  it will take government to put in place all the necessary infrastructure as well as the security challenges, said the committee was fast-tracking its works in order to deliver in good time.

“We are fast-tracking everything. I believe that if we continue the way we are going, we will be able to do something that everybody will be proud of,” he added.

On the corpses floating on a river in Anambra State, Obi said despite his promise of N5m for people with useful information, he had no clue yet.

He assured that proper autopsy must be carried out on the corpses in order to know what went wrong especially since there was no reported case of communal clash in the area.

He said, “It is not as if this thing happened in Anambra State. The bodies were floating on the water. They stopped at the border between Enugu and Anambra.

“As things are now, I have offered N5m  to whoever can give me clue. I am looking for clue. If you look at the way the bodies are, they must have lasted for days in the water.

“I have said we must do proper autopsy on each body just to tell what happened. So far, nobody has come and say they are missing somebody, no communal clash, nothing. So what do I do? I am not a magician.”

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