Horrible, sad, harrowing and devastating are some of the words Nigerians on social media have used to describe the tearjerking story of the alleged killing of a mechanic Chima Ikwunado by some operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Comrade Phils, a citizen journalist, shared the story on his Facebook page and has since sparked outrage on social media.
Chima was said to have been tortured to death by some rogue police officers attached to the Mile 1 police station in Port Harcourt.
The operatives allegedly framed the mechanic and his four apprentices for robbery after he refused to give them ‘enough bribe’ for driving against traffic.
Chima’s customer who asked him to fix the two cars he was driving at the point of arrest shared the story with the citizen journalist after he was hinted that his mechanic had been tortured to death while his apprentices have also been sent to death.
The cars they were alleged to have stolen have been returned to the owner (the customer) who said he never filed any complaint that his vehicles were stolen.
Nigerians are enraged as they react to the viral story on Twitter.
Tweeting with the hashtag #JusticeForChima which is presently trending at the second spot on Twitter Nigeria trends, Nigerians are also calling on the police authorities to fish out the officers in the gruesome murder.
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Popular rights advocate and #EndSARS proponent, Segun Awosanya aka Segalink in his reaction said his group has contacted the Police Complaint Response Unit (CRU) over the case.
I have asked the relatives of the deceased as well as witnesses on the matter to contact @PoliceNG_CRU @AcpIshaku and follow his directives. All the officers named will be rounded up within 48hrs.
Wale Adetona describe the story as horrible.
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