THE POLITICS OF DEATH

By John Mayaki Meeting an untimely and violent death in the line of duty is a tragic event that warrants a thorough investigation. It also tests the leadership of those who engaged the victim, who are expected to show empathy and do their best to prevent such tragedies. Last week, Monday Okpebholo, the APC governorship candidate, failed this basic test when violence ensued as he reportedly accompanied someone on a strange self-help mission to enforce a disputed judgment. Gunshots were fired, people scrambled for safety, and an officer assigned to…

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