When will police brutality end in Nigeria?
This 22 years old young man was gunned down in Benin city by the DPO of Ogida Barack Police Station.
Ibrahim, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on March 30th, was a part-time student of SLT in University of Benin (Uniben) and was doing his IT in a Pharmaceutical company in Benin City.
Ibrahim was the only son of his parents who live at No.1 Egbeobauwaye street off Siluko road, behind Edo Omo park in Benin City, Edo State.
The DPO, who is a woman, first said that the deceased was an armed robber and that she saw him with a gun which she couldn’t produce as evidence and when she saw that the family wants proof, she said it was a result of a mistaken identity.
After shooting the innocent young man, the DPO buried the dead body of the young man without informing his family.
Residents in the area complain about the DPO’s brutality and attitude, stating that she is always on the side of the highest bidder.
The family got to know about their son’s death when his mother went to report her missing son at the Textile Mill road police station.
The matter has been taken to court and the state commissioner of police, Mr Foluso Adebanjo, was informed about the incident. He promised to look into the matter and plead for calm while he unravel the mischief behind the unprofessional attitude of the DPO.
May his soul rest in peace!