Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Mob Justice: Police, Hoodlums Kill Delta State University Student

Policemen attached to the Badagry Police Division, Lagos State, and some hoodlums have been accused of killing a 25-year-old undergraduate of Delta State University, Ifechukwude Nwainokpor, and his friend, Kazeem.
An eight-minute video clip, sent in to Punch, showed the  two victims handcuffed together. They were covered in their own blood and beaten to death with sticks. Tyres were also put round their necks. An irate mob could be seen in the video, shouting, “die, die, burn them, burn them.”
At some point in the video, a policeman was seen interviewing the boys. He asked who sent them (victims) to rob the area, an accusation they denied. One of the hoodlums, holding a sharp object attempted to cut off the private part of one of the victims.

Nwainokpor’s father, Samuel, stated that his son’s death was a result of a terrible misunderstanding, and that he was innocent of the crime he was accused of.  Nwainokpor was a final year student of Geology and Mining.

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