For a preamble, Gabon is a tiny petty dictator-controlled country in Central Africa while Nigeria is supposedly the giant of Africa located on the west coast of Africa.
Any country really worth its existence would launch a "war" at any person or authority or entity which subjected her citizen to such inhumane treatment as the roasting alive, without any justification whatsoever, of the victim pictured here below. Icheoku asserts categorically that no criminality whatsoever is deserving of the grilling of a living human-being, over coals of fire to inflict such degree of burns as was the case here! It does not matter whether the victim committed the most heinous crime or otherwise, talk-less of mere cohesion for information on the where-about of another, who is not in any known legal guardianship of the victim. The Gabonese government of Omar Bongo should be held vicariously responsible for this nefarious act of his government officials; who subjected a Nigerian citizen living lawfully in Libreville Gabon, to such a painful and excruciating ordeal! Where are the paid diplomats of Nigeria? What measures are being taken by Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister? Where are the Generals of the brave Nigerian Armed Forces or is the protection of her citizens no longer one of their roles? Why would the government of Nigeria's Umaru Yaradua not take a decisive diplomatic and military action if need be, on this tiny inconsequential country of Gabon? This is imperative in order to demand and receive respect; and also send a strong message that Nigeria can no longer tolerate the abuse of her citizens by anyone including little Gabon. The inaction of Nigeria's high-ups in matters as this has made Nigerians, all over the world, the butt of every country and her people. The time is now for Nigeria to act decisively or forever remain the clay-tiger of Africa which several decades of inept governments have subjugated her to. Nigeria should say, never again will any of her citizen be subjected to such barbarism as was witnessed in this case. Gabonese government is treating this incident with levity because it has not generated enough outrage yet, in the international community and Nigerian government is possibly treading softly because it does not want to irk the Gabonese. But a human-being had his human rights savagely violated and hence justice must be served.
Icheoku condemns in the strongest term possible, the perpetrators of this inhumane act! It is savagely! How can a people be so barbaric that they roasted alive, a living person? Icheoku hereby declare the Gabonese authorities, the last remaining cannibals of the African continent. Shame on you Gabonese authorities! And for you, Midget President Omar Bongo of Gabon, your country stinks as the worst abusers of human rights in Africa.
Please see below, an abridged version of a letter from Access to Justice that triggered the condemnation by Icheoku, of the Gabonese authorities for their fragrant abuse of Mr. Joseph Adumekwe's human rights!
Access to Justice' Urgent Campaign Newsletter
"Mr. Joseph Adumekwe was a legal resident of Libreville Gabon, until his arbitrary deportation therefrom back to Nigeria on Friday, 25th April 2008 by Gabonese authorities. His ordeal began on the 16th of December 2007, on which date Mr. Adumekwe was taken into custody by the Gabonese police for interrogation over the whereabouts of one Mr. Uche Ekejiuba - a member of Mr. Adumekwe's kindred union in Libreville who was wanted by the Gabonese authorities.
During interrogation, Mr. Adumekwe vehemently insisted that he knew nothing about Mr. Ekejiuba's whereabouts, save for the fact that the aforesaid Uche Ekejiuba was a member of his kindred union but had abandoned attending regular meetings since 2006. Disbelieving his statement, the Gabonese police forced him to place his 10 fingers on the floor and began trampling on them with the heels of their boots until his fingers fractured severally leaving him in excruciating pain and suffering. When that did not elicit the desired result, Mr. Adumekwe was then hung face up with an iron straddled to two vertical poles, while a pile of newspapers was lit under his back until his central back area roasted extensively (see victim's pictured body part below). Mr. Joseph Adumekwe was thereafter deported to Nigeria and without any medical care.