An upcoming Nigerian singer Chinedu Obi, aka Zinquest, has lost his life after he was shot by an officer of the Ogun State Police Command in the Sango area of the state.
According to PUNCH Metro, Obi was accosted by the officer for having tattoos on his body, and when he began to protest his arrest, some men of the Sango Area Command gunned him down on Friday, July 19, 2019.
Obi, who remained alive after he was shot, was then accused of destroying the windscreens of over 17 vehicles in the station while protesting his arrest.
According to some clips making the rounds on social media, the Delta State indigene could be seen lying in his pool of blood, requesting that he be allowed to contact his parents, but the police officers who gathered around him refused.
A friend of the deceased took to his Instagram handle to speak on the death saying; “They (police) never took him to hospital, neither did they communicate or allow Obi to communicate with any member of his family. Instead, they were taking pictures, making videos and ridiculing him until he bled to death.
“The police claimed that he found an axe, which he used in destroying the windscreens of several vehicles parked on the premises of the station. He was killed in cold blood by law enforcement officers of the Sango Area Division.
“He died there and the video was leaked on social media three days after the incident happened. Meanwhile, the family sent lawyers there the same day that the video was released; but the police told the lawyers that Obi’s remains won’t be released until they pay for the damaged vehicles. Obi had some psychological stress but never deserved to be killed or left to die like an animal. These brutal killers must be dealt with.”