After a teenage guy named Uchenna Okafor, who had been detained by police in the state’s Akwuzu Police Division after being caught in Awka for fighting, purportedly passed away there, the Anambra State Police Command announced that it had opened an investigation.
According to @A mummyya, a Social Justice Campaigner and Gender Rights Activist who shared information on Uchenna’s murder on Twitter, the dead was arrested alongside two other people for fighting and taken to the Awkuzu Police Division, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
When the parents visited the police station last Tuesday, they were reportedly told to come on Thursday since the Investigating Police Officer in charge of the matter was not there. The parents had been asked to post N50,000 each as bond.
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But upon their return on Thursday, they were told the young boy died Wednesday night.
She said, “Three boys were arrested by @PoliceNG for fighting in Awka, then transferred to Awkuzu SARS. Their parents were made aware and they went to see them last week, they were told they had to pay for damages amounting to N150,000.
“The parents are still running around for the money. One of them, Uchenna Okafor, his parents saw him on Tuesday, January 3, and tried to pay their N50,000 share and bail him but was asked to return on Thursday as the IPO doesn’t work on Wednesday and wasn’t available.”
When reached, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the public relations officer for the Anambra State Police, said Newsmen that the case was being looked into.
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“The case is under investigation, the IPO handling the case has been summoned and the command has equally invited the family of the victim.
“I am on the matter, and will brief you on the development, please.”
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