The denial was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Aluu Council of Chiefs, Chief Richard Kalu. The Community also demanded the immediate the immediate release of the paramount ruler of the community, Alhaji Hassan Walewa who was picked up by the police two days after the students were murdered and has been in custody since then.
The statement reads in part: ‘no Aluu indigene was involved in the murder of the four students of University of Port Harcourt except in the case of the paramount ruler of the Omuokiri community, Chief Alhaji Hassan Walewa, who was merely invited by the police in his capacity as paramount ruler of the community where the act took place.
But surprisingly, he has been in detention of security agencies till date. The people of Aluu clan cannot understand the reason for his continued incarceration.
We hereby demand his prompt release and urge the security agencies to stop further harassment, mass arrest of innocent Aluu people and go for the actual perpetrators of the crime and subsequently bring them to justice.” The community also urged security agents to stop the arrests and intimidation of innocent Aluu people as it also warned that its indigenes would not stand and fold their arms while their properties are being destroyed.