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13.05.2021 Justice Policeman Detained in Delta for Beating 28-Year-Old Graduate to Death

Published 13th May, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

The Delta State Police Command has detained one of its officers fingered in the death of Ogehenetejiri Omiragua, a 28-year-old graduate of Microbiology, who was held and died in police custody after resisting a vicious attempt to be framed up in a case.

Two weeks ago, officers attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigeria Police Force had picked up an unarmed Omiragua alongside his girlfriend in front of a hotel in Asaba, Delta State. FIJ gathered that he died in police custody from excessive beating and brutal torture over his refusal to admit to owning a gun, as requested by the police officers.

Although the killer cops were said to have dumped his body somewhere in an attempt to cover their tracks, the circumstances surrounding Omiragua’s death were revealed by his girlfriend whom they had instructed to flee the state and never return.

Speaking with FIJ on Thursday, Austine, a close friend of the deceased, who was present at a meeting with Mohammed Ali, Delta State Police Commissioner, on Monday, said the cop directly linked to the murder had been arrested.

According to Austine, the police was awaiting autopsy result to proceed with investigation.

“The commissioner informed us that the police officer has been arrested,’’ he said.

“He’s the main cause of the unfortunate demise. I think there are two others. Those two will also be apprehended, but the main suspect has been arrested.

“What is going on now is that post mortem is going to be carried out on the corpse this weekend and when the report comes in next week, hopefully, interrogation, investigation and prosecution will begin. That’s what he assured us when we went to see him.”

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Published 13th May, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

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