Nasarawa Commission investigating Ombatse killings starts work

Umaru Tanko Al Makura, Nasarawa State Governor

The commission chairman promised to be forthright in its duties.

The chairman of Nasarawa State judicial commission of inquiry into the recent killing of security operatives in the state, Justice Joseph Gbadeyan (Rtd), has said that the commission will ensure the truth is stated.

Speaking during the inaugural sitting of the commission on Thursday, Mr. Gbadeyen said that the commission will be fair to all in the discharge of its duties; adding that its doors are still open for those who want to submit memos. The chairman also revealed that, already, the commission had received 19 memoranda from individuals and communities.

“Stakeholders will help by being forthcoming, sincere and truthful. The truth must be truthfully stated,” he said.

The chairman said that the commission will be guided by the principle of fairness equity, justice and due diligence.

“Let me reassure you all that the commission will be guided by the principle of equity fairness, justice, neutrality, transparency due diligence and thorough in the discharge of its assignment in the quest for peace,” he said.

Mr. Gbadeyen cautioned the media to avoid sensational reporting of the proceedings of the commission and also urged stakeholders to be sincere and truthful.

“It is our hope that the successful completion of the work of the commission will be the beginning of the end of this kind of violent conflicts and issues in the state,” he said.

Also speaking, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Innocent Lagi expressed gratitude to members of the commission for accepting to serve and prayed to God to give them the wisdom to ensure success of the commission.

The NBA chairman in Nasarawa, Eric Erehevbude, who was represented by Gabriel Akaka, promised to give the commission the necessary support to ensure the success of its duties.

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The commission later adjourned to Monday, July 22 for hearing.

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