The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said the incident occurred at 10 a.m. on September 21
Amaraizu said the Homicide and Criminal Investigation Departments was doing everything it could to unravel the cause of the incident.
He noted that the victim, who lived at Uli Street, Ogui, in Enugu, got drowned in a well inside an uncompleted building located at Pocket Layout in Nkpokiti in the state capital.
“People were seen gathered in their large numbers in Nkpokiti axis of the state to see things for themselves, while expressing shock and sorrow as they received the information about a man that allegedly got drowned in a well full of water.
“It was gathered that the deceased, identified as Justus Oruka, had allegedly got drowned in a well that was full of water inside an uncompleted building at Pocket Layout, Nkpokiti, where the deceased was said to be working as a housekeeper.
“It was further gathered that when he was eventually recovered from the well and rushed to the Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre, he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,’’ Amaraizu said.
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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