“The matter is still under investigation, those arrested are still in custody, and the state government is committed to working with the police to ensure that justice is served.”

While asking them not to be double-minded, the Chief of Staff recalled that to demonstrate empathy, the Governor led a one-minute silence session in his honour during one of the executive council meetings.

Ezeajughi stressed that the state government does not want a repeat of such ugly incidents in the state, promising to convey their message to the Governor.