…he reportedly died while in police custody
A young man identified as Uchenna James Okafor, has allegedly died after he was arrested and taken into custody in Akwuzu, Anambra state.
A social Justice campaigner who shared the sad story on Twitter, claimed the deceased was one of the three boys arrested last week for fighting.
“Three boys were arrested last week for fighting and their parents were alerted about the incident.
“Uchenna’s parents were asked to bring N150, 000 for the release of their son. Sadly, when they got there on Thursday, they were informed that their son had passed,” the campaigner said.
Reacting to the Tweet, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said he had asked the spokesperson, Anambra state police command to look into the matter and revert to him.