Chinwe Biringa, mother of Chiadika, one of the four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who were lynched on Friday for allegedly stealing laptops and BlackBerry phones in Aluu community has said that policemen were present during the killings.
Chinwe who spoke in a telephone interview during a public affairs programme on Channels Television on Wednesday said she was disappointed with the way and manner the policemen looked on and did nothing to stop the gruesome murder of the four boys.
She said, “Eyewitnesses accounts revealed that policemen were at the scene of the incident. Besides, policemen at the police station confirmed to one of the bereaved parents who visited them that policemen were there.
“And the explanation they gave was that they were overwhelmed by the crowd and that they had insufficient bullets in their guns and all that thrash to confront the crowd.
“But those people were only with sticks not with guns. If they really wanted to work they would have worked. If they had done what the Joint Task Force did by firing warning shots into the air when they wanted to collect the corpses, things wouldn’t have gone awry.”
While insisting that the four murdered boys were not robbers, Chinwe said, “We don’t have security in this country. We don’t just have and our children and wards are all over the country. We are only living by God’s grace everyday, because this can happen to anybody any day.
“God knows best because nothing stops Him from doing something extraordinary to save them. But may God judge all those who had a hand in the killings.”