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Family Cries Out For Justice Over Son’s Death in Police Custody

The family of Aboye Okubo is seeking justice over the death of their son, Omokinyeme, who died at a police station along the Ejin­rin Road, Ketu, in Lagos State.

The family believes that their late son was allegedly tortured to death by police officers, where he was taken to by his employers, EXUS Pharmaceuti­cal Nigeria Ltd, over financial issues.

The father of the deceased said his son died on July 20, 2023, two days after he was summoned by the pharmaceutical firm’s head of­fice for an auditing exercise.

Narrating the ordeal, he said,

“Our son explained to the company that the shortage in the proceeds was because some customers who collected phar­maceutical products on credit had not paid him. He showed them the records but, perhaps, they were not satisfied with his explanations.

“The company there­fore arrested him and took him to the police station at Ejinrin Road in Ketu, Lagos, in order to force him to vomit, and in the pro­cess, he was beaten and tortured until he died. This happened on July 20, 2023. But we understand that be­fore July 18 when Omokinyeme was summoned to the head office, the company had been deducting an undisclosed sum of money from his monthly salary.”

Mr. Okubo believes his son was tortured to death, after disclosing that there were bruises on his body, which revealed that he was beaten. He is further calling for justice over the dastardly act carried out by some Nigerian policemen.

SOURCE: INDEPENDENT

IMAGE: The Whistler

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