[SHOCKING PHOTO] Jungle Justice: Lagos Policemen Kill Undergraduate and Friend In A Gruesome Lynching

Policemen attached to the Badagry Police Division, Lagos State, and some hoodlums have been accused of killing a 25-year-old undergraduate of Delta State University, Ifechukwude Nwainokpor, and his friend, identified simply as Kazeem.

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An eight-minute video clip of the gruesome killing showed the two victims handcuffed together. They were covered in their own blood and beaten to death with sticks. Tyres were also put round   their necks.

An irate mob could be seen in the video, shouting, “die, die, burn them, burn them.”

At some points in the video, a policeman was seen interviewing the boys. He asked who sent them (victims) to rob the area, an accusation they denied. One of the hoodlums, holding a sharp object attempted to cut off the private part of one of the victims.

Nwainokpor could be seen pleading with the hoodlums and policemen to spare his life, saying he could identify himself if given a chance. His plea, however, fell on deaf ears.

A source, who visited the family of Nwainokpor  on Tuesday, learnt that the lynching took place around 3pm on July 21, 2013 in Ajara area of Badagry, a community not far from Nwainokpor’s family home.

His father, Samuel said that his son was arrested while passing through a street in the area  but a misunderstanding later ensued and the hoodlums pounced on  him  and Kazeem.

He added that  Nwainokpor, who was nicknamed Ify, was a final year student of Geology and Mining.

He said, “On that particular day, I was in Ghana when I received a telephone call  that I should come immediately. My wife was in Delta State taking care of her   mother.

“When I arrived two days later, my relatives and the caretaker of my house  told me that my son was killed in the Ajara area along with his friend. I was devastated.

“I got my son a  temporary job with a Customs licensed  agent since their lecturers were on strike.  He worked everyday except on Sundays when he visited his  friends. On that day, he went to see Kazeem and they were strolling around Ajara.”

Samuel said because there had been a robbery in Ajara four days earlier, some of the residents were on the lookout for strange faces.

He added that when the youth  saw two unknown young men, they  accosted them and an argument ensued.

He said the youth  called the head of the vigilante group   in the area, one Asiribo.

He said, “Asiribo came to the scene with a locally-made pistol and handcuffs. He handcuffed my son and his friend  before asking them questions.

“Later, it was decided that the boys be taken to the Baale, Agano Oniyon of Agamade Ajara. But as they were going, Asiribo, while trying to return his gun into its  pouch, mistakenly shot himself in the stomach and died.”

Samuel said Asiribo’s death infuriated the youth, who  blamed the boys for  his  death.“The mob picked up sticks  and beat them to death. Policemen were there,” he said.

Holding back tears, the retired immigration officer   added  that the police treated the matter as a robbery case. Beating  his chest,  Samuel said there was no way his son would have been involved in  armed robbery.

Nwainokpor’s boss, Aloysius Onyenibedi, described him as an honest and hardworking person.

“I trusted him to the extent that I used to keep a lot of money with him. He was good to my children and was honest,” he said.

The Nwainokpor family berated the Divisional Police Officer, Badagry Police Station,  Dankoli Mohammed, for the manner he treated the case.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, said, “The incident is quite pathetic. Even if they were armed robbers, no one has the right to take the life of another. Why then do we have the police and the judiciary? The Nigerian police as well as the law condemn mob action and jungle justice. The commissioner of police has set up a high- powered investigation body to investigate the matter.”

Source: Punch Nigeria

19 COMMENTS

  1. With selfish reason you bastard killed an innocent hustling boys for noting sake………………….. GOD is watching

  2. 1 John 1 vs 8 if we make the statement: We have no sin, we are misleading ourselves and the truth is not in us. Who among those mob have no sin? Who among those mob can give life? You see enough is enough. I’m begging all those who is reading this mail not to take part in what is called JUNGLE JUSTICE bcos there is no justice in JUNGLE. Many innocent persons have lost their precious life, my cousin was a victim thank God he did not die bcos a police man rescue him alife. , please send this msg to all your friends and your family. Help put a stop to JUNGLE JUSTICE. FROM Victor Edo State Nig.

  3. This is pathetic, are those people so wicked and barbaric to lynched a human being as if they were animals even if really they rubbed should they take law into their hands. Had it been that when such happened in aluu community the other time the law enforcement has brought those involved to book it will have served as lesson to those that participated in lynching those boys. Police must bring all those animals to justice because the incessant lynching of students is become high this day.

  4. A Promise for you from Bible Promises for Android – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

  5. Wthat a cruel dead! Wat do we hav securities 4? Am asking de police men! Instead of bringin youths frm death u guyz re stil killin de youth, I tink God wil pay u guyz Pak ( idiot) foolish police men!

  6. The reason is that, when people seek 4 Justice, they don’t see justice simply bcos the offender has a connection in government. See the case of Abdulrasheed Marina.

  7. Who ever kill by sword should also die by sword, since there is a video tape that shows the perpetrators then the police should do their job by moving round the place and arest the suspects, bring them to justice let them know that there is law in this land and that law is still much alife if this is not done, then police should watch their back as for one day they might be a victim of such too….!

  8. This is inhumanity. Whoever that has participated in this act is worse than a criminal. MAn’s govt. Have failed. Let’s embrace GOD, he has an answer to every situations. This will hardy happen where the govt. is working. May the Almighty God accept those souls and course those hoodlums to repent.

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