The death of 24-year-old Chidubem Ezenwa in police custody has left his family in anguish as they demand justice for his tragic demise. Chidubem, a businessman based in Asaba, Delta State, was arrested on allegations of cultism, which his friends claim were trumped-up charges.
According to his friend, Chukwunonso Udezue, the sequence of events leading to Chidubem’s death started when he received news of their mutual friend’s motorcycle accident. Despite sending financial support for medical treatment, their friend passed away, leaving them devastated.
Chukwunonso stated that while at a hotel, overwhelmed with grief, he smashed some empty bottles in anger. The President General of the Aguleri community, Anambra, Barr Ifeanyi Iloakasia, called the police, resulting in Chidubem’s arrest.
Awkuzu, Chidubem allegedly suffered serious injuries while in custody at Rapid Response Squad (RRS) due to beatings by other inmates and the DPO of Otuocha Police Station. Later, fellow inmates brutally treated Chidubem in the overcrowded cell until he gave them money.
During the night, Chidubem’s condition worsened, and despite their pleas for water, other inmates refused to help. He eventually passed out and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Chidubem’s father, Mr. Sunday Ezenwa, has expressed his disbelief in his son’s death, and the family blames the President General for involving the police. They are calling for the release of Chidubem’s body and demanding justice for the tragic incident.
The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the matter and stated that the suspects involved in beating Chidubem are facing murder, kidnapping, and robbery charges in court.
The family’s grief and demands for justice have sparked protests, with relatives and members of the community calling for answers and accountability for Chidubem’s untimely death. #Anambra
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