Following the killing of Izuchukwu Mbakwe, the management of De Choice Fast-Food Limited has pleaded for calm, over an incident that occurred at one of their outlet located along Bank Road in Umuahia, Abia State that led to the death of a staff.
The management, in a press release made available to All Facts Newspaper on Tuesday, explained that it was not responsible for the actions of the Abia State Vigilante Service Officer who was attached to its outlet and has been handed over to the Abia State Police Command for investigation.
The outlet which has suffered several angry protests expressed sadness over the sad occurrence and posited that the management will do everything within the law to make sure justice is served.
The statement reads, “Our organization is in no way connected to or responsible for the actions of this individual. We are committed to peace, unity, and the betterment of our community, and we strongly condemn any form of violence that threatens the safety and well-being of its members”.
“We are grateful to the law enforcement agencies for their swift action in apprehending the vigilante group member responsible for this and we have full faith that justice will be served. We extend our deepest appreciation to all those who have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of our Community”.
“Let us stand united and honor the life of our dear colleague. Let us be guided by love, empathy, and a commitment to creating a world where understanding and compassion triumph over hatred and violence”.
“In memory of our fallen colleague, we vow to dedicate ourselves to building a brighter and more inclusive future for all. May we be inspired by this tragic event amongst others in our beloved country to strive for a better world where everyone can thrive without fear” they concluded.
Recall that 29-year-old late Izuchukwu Mbakwe who hails from Umuosu Okaiuga Nkwoegwu, Umuahia was killed by a vigilante on Sunday over an allegation of a Nokia Torch phone theft.
Izuchukwu was dehumanized, and harassed before he was shot by the Abia State Vigilante officer on his lap but sadly bled out before he could be taken to the hospital.
The family of Izuchukwu is calling for justice while an angry mob had descended on De Choice Fastfood outlets destroying the properties.