Tragedy strikes in Aba as police shoots man dead, residents enraged

Tragedy strikes in Aba as police shoots man dead, residents enraged

Aba city has been thrown into an atmosphere of mourning, even as a police man has allegedly killed a young man who is identified as Chinedu Peter.

Tragedy strikes in Aba as police shoots man dead, citizens enraged

Tragedy strikes in Aba as police shoots man dead, citizens enraged

According to reports, the victim was on his way from an eatery with his girlfriend.

The police officer identified as Ibe Uchenna, shot Chinedu in front of Christ the King Cathedral (C.K.C) Asa road in Aba after their vehicle was stopped.

A Facebook user named - Pedro Unekwe, shared the story on his wall, he revealed that after Chinedu was shot, he asked the police officers to take him to the hospital, the police officers took Chinedu away from the scene but rather than take him to the hospital, they dumped him by a roadside where they thought his body wont be found.

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Below is the story as shared by Unekwe.

"His names was Chinedu Peters, a resident of Aba and he was the bread winner of his family.

On 11th of March 2017, he was coming back from eatry joint with his girlfriend name withheld.

The police on duty in front of Christ the King Cathedra(C.K.C) Asa road, Aba stopped the vehicle he was inside and ordered all of them to come out, they obeyed and all came out, they were asked to lay down on the floor which they also did.

Few minutes later the police men told the only Hausa man in their midst to stand up and live with reason best known to them, Mr Chinedu out of anger stood up to ask questions why they have to released the Hausa man and not all of for the fact they didn't get anything incriminating in them.

One police man among them by name IBE UCHENNA ordered him to lie down or he will shoot him, he refused that he will only obey when the Hausa man is brought back, that was how he was shoot by someone that was suppose to protect him.

He was lying down helpless crying for them to take him to hospital, instead they took him in their van and dumped him in a location they think people will not find out, took their car for a wash to cover their crime without knowing that the girlfriend was with him.

The girlfriend returned home and explained how this young and vibrant man was shot, in the next morning guys from his area and his brother went to CPS to lodge a complain but was told by the police that they don't know about such incident.

The girlfriend insist on the case and the police commander called the troops that was deployed at the area and the girl was able to recognize their faces and the guy that shot him.

The police later changed the story that Chinedu was taken to a hospital and that he is responding to treatment but refused to show the family which hospital. His family and friend set for a search party, and his dead body was found this morning 18th March 2017.

They want back to the police for the police to tell them that the police Man that shot him IBE UCHENNA is now in detention in Umuahia.

We all know how corrupt this country Nigeria is when it comes to issues of security operatives, if no serious action is taken his blood spill will be a waste cos he will not get justice.

That's why we decided to go public so this our brother can get justice. Please I plead with everyone in this family to helps us and share this tragic incident until it get to the right people that will intervene and give him justice.

The painful part was this guy was shot and killed by an Igbo brother for the sake of Hausa man. HOW MANY OF OUR YOUNG YOUTHS WILL BE KILLED BEFORE THIS SORDID ACTS WILL STOP ??

PLS HELP US AND KEEP SHARING

#saynotoinjusticeandbrutalityofSecurityoperativesinNigeria

RIP brother... We will give u JUSTICE"

In a similar vein, a US returnee, Mrs Toyin Adeyeye, her two month old baby and her younger brother were reportedly brutalised and detained by police officers for allegedly refusing them bribe.

The Incident which happened in Ekiti state, reportedly occurred at few meters away from the official residence of the state Commissioner of Police Mr Abdullahi Chafe.

Daily Post reports that Adeyeye was arrested with her baby and a brother at the checkpoint in front of Ekiti pavilion, where they were allegedly beaten by about five policemen, who later took them to the New Iyin police station.

Adeyeye reportedly just returned from the United States where she had her baby, 10 days before the unfortunate incidents.

Source: Naij.com

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