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Just In: Anambra govt names Charly Boy, Bianca, others to broker peace with IPOB

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Anambra State government under the administration of Governor Charles Soludo has set up a 15- member Truth, Justice and Peace Commission to broker peace with the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).

Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, on Wednesday in a statement identified other members of the committee as Mr Charles Oputa (Charley boy); music icon Onyeka Onwenu; Dr. Joe Nwaorgu; Dr. Udenta Udenta; Dr. Uju Agomoh; Rev. Fr (Msgnr); Jerome Madueke and Canon Dr. Okechukwu C. Obi-Okoye.

Others are: Dr. John Out; Mr. Ngozi Odumuko; Dr. Joe Abah, Mr. Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu; Mr. Sam Egwuatu and Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu.

The committee is to be headed by human rights activist, Prof Chidi Odinkalu with Amb. Bianca Ojukwu as Secretary.

According to the statement, the committee will seek a restorative justice approach for truth-telling or real facts, for the healing of the victims of the violence, accounting for responsibility and accountability of the actors, conditional mercy for the repentant perpetrators, restitution for certain losses and rehabilitation of the perpetrators, for the overall aim of restoration of peace and justice as well as the promotion of development in the State, and the region/Nigeria.

It has a six-month timeline to conclude the assignment from the date of inauguration.

No date has, however, been fixed for the inauguration of the committee at the time of filing this report.

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