- Nigerians have called for justice over the death of a mechanic who died in police custody
- It was gathered that the mechanic was arrested by police officers in Port Harcourt with four of his workers
- The mechanic reportedly died in police custody after they accused him of stealing a car
A man identified as Comrade Phils took to Facebook on Thursday, January 16, to narrate how a mechanic was arrested by the police in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Phils explained that a man dropped his car for his mechanic to fix it.
According to Phils, the man narrated that the mechanic took out the car with some of his fellow workers to test the car and he was arrested by the police.
The man narrated that he only found out when he went to check on the mechanic at the shop and someone told him that his mechanic, Chima Ikwunado, was arrested by the police.
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He explained that he went to the police station and found his car there, he said he asked about his car but the police officer pointed a gun at him. Phils said he immediately left the station.
On getting home, he was visited by Chima's brother who explained that his brother had been in the station for a while. They continued to investigate and involved a lawyer in the case only to find out that Chima was dead on Thursday, January 2nd.
Chima and his 4 workers were tortured by the police which led to his death and they also discovered that the police turned the robbery case into a cultism case. Chima got married some months ago and his wife is pregnant.
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Nigerians have called for justice for Chima. They stated that the police is supposed to protect the citizens.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Twitter user identified as Steve Kinton narrated how he was harassed and assaulted by a policeman. According to Kinton, the incident happened at MKO Abiola Garden in Ojota, Lagos. The unidentified policeman was reportedly captured on camera strangling Kinton until he fainted.
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