The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State chapter has condemned in the strongest possible terms the murder of its member, Mr. Sunday Frank-Oputu, at his Yenagoa residence.
The party in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, yesterday, said no level of disagreement or conflict can justify the killing of anyone.
“Only God gives life, and since human beings are not God, no one no matter the level of anger or bitterness should take the life of another human person,” he said.
The party urged the police and other security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime are apprehended and brought to book. It expressed condolences with the family of the deceased, and prayed God to comfort them while granting the soul of the late Frank-Oputu rest.
The APC in Bayelsa State frowned at some media reports which has made certain political insinuations about the murder. According to the statement, the police should be allowed to do its job.
“At this stage, no one can say for sure whether the murder was political or not until the police conclude their investigation into the matter”, the APC stated.
The party said at the time of his death, the late Frank-Oputu had no case in court against the APC. It recalled that shortly after the election of the incumbent State Executive Committee, the deceased approached the Bayelsa State High Court to challenge the election but voluntarily withdrew the case late last year.