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Boy Who Died In Cell Wasn’t Arrested For Fighting – Police Clarifies | READ MORE

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Boy Who Died In Cell Wasn’t Arrested For Fighting – Police Clarifies | READ MORE

The Anambra State Police Command has said that one Uchenna James Okafor who reportedly died while in police custody after he was arrested, was involved in an armed robbery.


Uchenna James Okafor
Uchenna James Okafor

There has been an outrage over the sudden death of the victim who was earlier reported to have been arrested alongside two others for fighting in Awka.

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According to a Twitter user, the trio were requested by the police to pay a damage fee of N150,000. The parents of the deceased were said to have visited him on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 where they attempted to pay N50,000 but were asked to return on Thursday as the IPO was not on seat and doesn’t work on Wednesdays.

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Returning on Thursday, the parents were reportedly told that their son hit his head on the wall and died a night before.

Responding in a Twitter thread, the Anambra State Police Command called on the parents of the deceased to report to the office of the PRO with facts.

The command added;

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“While we are waiting for the victim’s family to come forward, I wish to state that from the brief I have now, its not a case of fighting as alleged but an armed robbery case and other gang members are still in custody. The case is still under investigation please.”

May be a Twitter screenshot of 2 people and text that says "Where is Chijioke? @Ada_mummyya 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 N150k."

May be a Twitter screenshot of 3 people and text

May be a Twitter screenshot of 4 people and text that says "Where is Chijioke? @Ada_mummyya Again, @PoliceNG why is Awkuzu SARS still functional? Why are they still killing young people? How did James Uchenna Okafor die after seeing his parents the day before? What happened that night? Why wasn't the family informed? Where's his body? @Princemoye1 help us. Please! Rinu Oduala @SavvyRinu• Replying to @Ada_mummyya and @PoliceNG They've killed another young man? Where is Chijioke? @Ada_mummyya. Yes, just this Wednesday"

May be a Twitter screenshot of 1 person and text that says "Where is Chijioke? Ada_mummyya 1d 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 N150k. Anambra State Police Command @policeAnambraNG Replying to @Ada_mummyya and @PoliceNG Good afternoon, please encourage the relatives of the victim to come with facts to the office of the PRO Anambra located at awka, Amawbia, Police headquarters. We will look into it, please. call 08039334002 for easy protocol"

May be an image of text that says "ANAMBRA TATE POLICE COMMANO Anambra State Police Command... Replying to @policeAnambraNG @Ada_mummyya and @PoliceNG While we are waiting for the victim's family to come forward, wish to state that from the brief, have now, is not a case of two fighting as as alleged but an armed robbery case, and other gang members are still in custody. The case is still under investigation, please."

 

 

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