The family of Ijaw musician, Mr. Tony Moro, who was allegedly killed last week by soldiers of 3 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Effurun, near Warri, Delta State, on grounds that he was a suspected assassin and kidnapper, yesterday called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to probe his death, saying he was extra-judicially killed.
Counsel to the family, Mr. Festus Keyamo, who was represented by Matthew Omonade, told reporters in Warri: “We are solicitors to Tony Moro family. Tony Moro was called by Chief Governor that a boy who used to play music for Tony was arrested and had confessed that Tony had planned to kidnap him (the Governor). He was called to Teebilos Hotel in Ekpan and he went with his girlfriend (Faith Bile) on October 23, 2012.
“Governor was in company of plain-clothes security when he met Tony with his girlfriend. After exchanging pleasantries, Governor requested that his girlfriend was not to be part of the meeting and Tony gave his girlfriend money to board taxi and she left.
"Since then, Tony has not been found and we only learnt about it in the Vanguard publication that Tony was killed as a suspected kidnapper.
Moro’s girlfriend, Miss Faith Bile, explained that “on October 23, I followed Tony to Teebilos Hotel. Chief Governor greeted us, and threatened Tony to agree that he planned the kidnap or else he would be killed. We met plain- clothes security men at the bar of the hotel. Governor now asked Tony to send me away that the meeting they wanted to hold was private.”