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Police brutality : Boy tortured to coma

Kauna -  MR Baldwin Umunna, a retired NIPOST staff is currently battling to save the life of his son, Kenneth, who was allegedly tortured to a state of coma by the Special Police Squad in Kaduna. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said Kenneth allegedly fought with his co-tenant, Mr Monday Igwe on August 16, over an undisclosed issue.

It was learnt that the landlord, one Alhaji Ahmadu Gari, invited the Police after efforts to separate his two tenants failed. “Igwe and Umunna carried dangerous weapons but they never used such on themselves,” the eyewitness said.

When contacted, the landlord said that he had to invite the police because of the dangerous weapons his tenants were brandishing. “All I did was to invite the police because Umunna threatened to burn down my house and he had earlier threatened my life but that case is already in court. I never asked the police to beat Umunna. I was only trying to protect my property,” Gari said.

In his own account, Igwe said that he never used any dangerous weapon on Umanna, yet the police came and picked them to Gabasawa Police Station in the city.

According to Igwe, “this is not the first time Kenneth and I have engaged in a fight, but no one was wounded because we never used weapons on each other. We were invited by the Police and when we got there, they asked me to make a statement. I did that and later I bailed my self with N2,000 and I left for church.

“I never knew what happened to Umunna until now that you people came to tell me,” Igwe added.


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