The Rivers State Police Command has presented a new twist to the circumstances surrounding the death of Human Rights Lawyer KEN ATSUWETE.
The Rivers State Police Command confirmed that KEN ATSUWETE died of bullet wounds he sustained during a suspected kidnapped attempt on him.
Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command OMONI NNAMDI explained to journalists that KEN ATSUWETE was on his way to Rumuchiorlu community in Ikwerre Local Government Area to save a tenant who was earlier kidnapped.
He said KEN ATSUWETE was attacked on his way by suspected kidnappers who shot him.
The Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command OMONI NNAMDI also told journalists that the Commissioner of Police has ordered investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of the human rights lawyer.
The murder of a Port Harcourt based human right lawyer KEN is now drawing wide condemnation.
The late KEN ATSUWETE was one of the speakers at the just concluded NBA Conference held in Port Harcourt.
The All Progressives Congress Party in Rivers State in is reaction to the killing called on the Inspector General of Police and relevant security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of KEN ATSUWETE.
The APC Chairman in Rivers State DAVIES IKANYA described the murder of the human rights lawyer KEN as unaccepted.
DAVIES IKANYA said the security agencies should do everything to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice.
The APC Chairman in Rivers State DAVIES IKANYA also said the killing of KEN ATSUWETE is one killing too many.
In his own reaction, the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State CHRIS FINEBONE said the party is shattered emotionally by the death of Ken Atsuwete.
The APC Spokesman CHRIS FINEBONE also charged security agencies to fish out the killers of the human right lawyer KEN.
Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State in the 2015 general election and Director General of NIMASA, DAKUKU PETERSIDE has issued a statement condemning the murder of KEN.
DAKUKU PETERSIDE in the statement personally signed described the killing of KEN as barbaric and gruesome.
The Director General of NIMASA also called on the Inspector General of Police, Director General of State Security Service and other national security authorities to carry out investigation and bring the perpetrators to book.
For his part, a civil rights advocate in Rivers State OPUNABO INKO-TARIAH who is also the President of Citizenship, Human Rights and Justice Support Initiative said the police in Rivers State must identify the killers of KEN ATSUWETE within the next seven days.
OPUNABO INKO-TARIAH said also KEN ATSUWETE would be missed for his forthrightness and his defense for the oppressed in the society.