“Killing Of DELSU Student & Friend Is Evil” – Police Condemns Jungle Justice In Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria

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August 1st, 2013 – Jungle Justice In Badagry, Lagos State Nigeria: Police Condemns Killing Of Delta Student University Undergraduate Student & Friend “No One Has The Right To Kill”

“Killing Of DELSU Student & Friend Is Evil” – Police Condemns Jungle Justice In Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria

When the news reached me yesterday, I thought it’s one of those fake news circulating the blogsphere but to my surprise, the story actually happened.

It happened in the crime-ridden area of Badagry Local Government Area in Lagos State Nigeria around 3pm on Wednesday.

The death of Kazeem and a his friend, Ifechukwude Nwainokpor, a 25-year-old Undergraduate student of Delta State University has brought tears to many including myself.

If you have the heart to watch the YouTube video, trust me you’ll cry.

This brings to mind the death of 4 Uniport students killed by ALUU indigenes a while back.

When will these senseless killings stop in Nigeria.

Why do people like to take law into their own hands.

It’s so sad.

For those who missed the story here is a detail report from Punch Metro.

An 8-minute video clip of the gruesome killing, which was made available to PUNCH Metro, 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.

Our correspondent, 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, told PUNCH Metro 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.

He said, “I have been living in Badagry since 1982. I have  only two children and Ifechukwude  is the  first. Ironically, he was born in that same area where he was killed.

“I have lived in this area without any trouble and  the residents  can tell you that my sons are good  boys.”

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.

Samuel said when he approached the DPO, he was told that his son was killed at midnight for armed robbery.

He said, “When the policemen came to take the corpses, guns were planted on them. Policemen at the station told the DPO that they were robbers. Their corpses were taken along with that Asiribo to Badagry General Hospital’s mortuary.

“The following morning, the DPO released Asiribo’s corpse for burial without investigation. My relatives went to the station and after showing the DPO the video, the matter was transferred to the Area K Command.

“At Present, Asiribo’s son has fled, while the DPO has been unable to identify the policemen who were present at the scene when my son  and his friend were killed.

PUNCH Metro however learnt that through the video, some people had arrested one of the perpetrators. The suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department,  Panti, Yaba.

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.”

Instead of child bride law, why can’t the senate pass a law banning jungle justice in Nigeria?

I feel for these innocent men.

May their soul rest in perfect peace.

28 thoughts on ““Killing Of DELSU Student & Friend Is Evil” – Police Condemns Jungle Justice In Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria

  1. wat a pity such heartless people,God go punish them,they will all die a shameful and more painful death including those useless police men

  2. they are all illiterates.even if they r robbers,dats not enof reason 4 dem 2 tk laws into thier hands.those politicians dat steals millions of money r stil workin abt freely.may God ve mercy on d pple dat did dis wicked act.if not 4 asuu strike dis wld nt ve happend.asuu pls call off d strike oo,b4 sm tin disastrous hapen again.biko

  3. What sought of story is the DPO giving Or is he so dumb that e doesn’t know what to do n including the person who took n vidoe the scene? Why didn’t the person quickly go the nearest station to complain instead of staying there n videoing to whole stuff. This is just the problems we nigerians have now cos we enjoying to take pictures n video instead of making good moves to save peoples life all because we want to put it on utube.as for the DPO he should search for the people who’s face appeared in the video or photograph in order to know the people who were actually invovled and ensure they face the law including the two stupid police officers

  4. 1. The Nigerian government is ruled by foolish people.
    2. The people of nigeria are hopeless and senseless, honestry how can you give powers of human life to stupid and idiotic fools calling themselves jungle justice. You dead creatures you are very stupid.Fools.
    3. Even you who watch senseless when killings of innocent people is happening, did you smoke daga.
    4.Your president is a very stupid man, why dose’nt he abolish such fake issues. Imagine entrusting powers of human life in criminals.
    ALL OF YOU ARE FOOLS TO HELL WITH STUPID AND DISORGANIZED NIGERIA.

    • Mr man,what sort of comment is this…………it only makes u a senseless animal,next time,if u have nothing else to say,shot ur smelly stinking gut,no one will know dat u even existed…Basterd.

  5. Fadas don’t just judge ur sons to be innocent. If u ask my fada he will tell u i havn’t have sex in my life, while i have don dat on more than 1 occasion. Rip in peace if u are innocents but in pieces if you are guilty. Armrober being deal wit me. Email me [email protected]

    • Armd robas dealt wit u? I feel ur pain. Bt d day ur own persn whom u knw very wel 2b gud is mistaken 4 anoda person & falls in2d hands of wrong men, u’l knw wat jungle justice means. & Killer bean, I dnt wan2call u a killer, but ur comment I h8.

  6. Killer bean, u re d greatest fool nd d most useless nd senseless creature of d millennium, is dat d right tin 2 tell a father wit such a bleeding heart?

  7. There is some thing in life u need to understand,if their are innocent or not why should they be killed why cn’t they be taking to police.

  8. According to my own investigation 4 wat iam just reading now, Those boy’s are robbers, if they non be robbers they 4 explain their self well jare, bcoz u non fit just dey waka 4 street like dat make dem just hold u without proper investigation, una don 4get say na naija we dey, dem non fit just hold person like dat all in the name of “new faces”, na only them pass dat road dat day, other new faces non pass there, mind u iam in support of killing arm robbers this way

    • I assume dat u or sombdy cloz 2u hav or has been a victm of diz hudlums. If dat’s d case, sori o! Bt d truth is dat u claim 2 hav investig8d wat u jst read in dis post. Or dnt u knw wat investigation means? U neva heard both sides of d story. & so try 2 choose ur words carefully. Doz guys cud hv bn thievs, no doubt. Bt there’s also d probability of their innocence. Wen a mob is enraged, they dnt wanna hear ur story. They charge headlong. Dat’s exactly wat hapnd here. Now wat if doz guys were not who they were mistaken 2b? Wat if one of dem waz ur broda? How wud u feel? Jungle justice or mob action spoils more dan it sets out 2 solv. Dat’s it!

  9. what is going on in Nigeria now?in agatu L G A in benue state many soul have been wasted why Nigeria Government.? Government look into our problem a student for that matter,let ask this question, this our leader are they pass through school? If so they could have felt this pain for Nigeria citizen to kill his fellow Nigeria it is barbaric.Government mo na hear ooooooo if this continuing na only God go know watin go happered.

  10. NIGERIA Wi nvr settle.we really hv a serious problem in dis country.killin and takin law into there hands is a vry bad.i hate dis country..we re all animal.stupid.fools… God pls renewed us again..pls

  11. From my observation on d story. I see religious n tribal sentiments at play. Not dat d police DPO does not knw wht to do bt bcos it involved a xtian. Those of u who are have hands in these innocent boys killing will neva go unpunished. All of u will die d same way witout judgements on ur cases.

  12. Cevo please let us always try and behave matured in the way we comment, remember that this is a free world and everyone is free to say whatever he want, if you have sth to say, you are also free to do so, but not to insult someone please.

  13. Our security men are failiure, even if they are armed robbers how can you get facts, to get more informations about robbers and thier hideouts.In some cases Polce will catch two robbers when they arefour in number and two will escape they still go ahead to kill the two arrested ones while two is on the run. How can you track them down when you have killed your surce of information? Is like they still need more training to carry out job parfectly.

  14. may their gentle souls rest in the borssom of lord AMEN.Hewho killed by sword must surelly die by sword in Jesus name AMEN

  15. @killer bean, u nd 4giveness frm God nd d souls of those boys.
    armed robbers dnt move abt in d area dy ve robbed nd as 4 naija govt , all dy kn is passing useless laws like teens marriage , God 4bid dem amen. I miss daddy obj
    We nd hm back 2rule.

  16. If somebody could do this in the day, one could only wonder what his performance during mid-night would be in one corner of an expressway, when confronting a target. Who told us that night marauders with arms or killers in our towns and villages are faceless? Wild, wild naija! Tufiakwa!!

  17. “hmmm,d tears of d innocent souls are seekng 4 vengance. Nigerian youth of dis days have bcom devil’s workshop.may d departed soul of d delsu student rip, amen.

  18. I believe the victim story ,i have such bad express in such a local area ,this people are stack illiterate with no common sense , the like killing innocent people and given them allegation,this incident is very common in okok area. in the year 2007 ,that was how the almost kill me and my friend .i and my friend from festac when to visit another friend at adaloko area of okoko badagry express way lagos ,on driving into the area we never knew that there has been a robbery in which one of the OPC member was killed over night ,the next day of the incident was the day we drove into the area .we were inside my friends house suddenly the door burst open and group of strange men with deadly charm ,dan gun,matchet and a red ribbon cloth tired to there arms, forehead and there guns came into the house without asking question ask us to come out and they start beating us ,calling us thieves because we are strangers ,in fact it was the worst terrible day of my life that i will never forget . this was happening broad day light around 12 noon. it late result to crowd bounce on us beating us with stick, cable and the flat side of a matchet,i bleeding like hell my friend fainted and pass out,i thought he was dead , infact i start praying calling up the name of God to save me because they have brought out tires and now looking for fuel,it was after 1 hours ,that one of the leader of the OCP a very matured man,in fact i would say God sent him to deliver us ,he came to meet them and ask them what is the matter and what have we done ,none could give any reason why they bounce on us ,he noticed that i was praying as i lay down helpless unable to move my body because all my face , my head has swollen and my ebole has broken and sand has cover my eye i cant even see . he bend down and listen to what i was murmuring ,saying jesus the son of God save me ,i am not a thief ,i keep saying this words with a faint voice that no one could hear it unless you bend down to me laying down on the ground ,then he said leave them alone they are not thieves ,that is how i was able to be alive till today to share this with you here and i believe the is exacly the same thing that happend to those boyz but they were unfurtunate

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