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Family petitions Tambuwal over death of Turkey-based Nigerian


THE Family of Mr. Osazuwa Aigbedion, has called on  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Waziri Tambuwal, to investigate the alleged murder of Mr. Courage Aigbedion by five Turkish youths in Istanbul.

It also urged the Speaker to prevail on the Turkish Government to take responsibility for repatriation to Nigeria, of the corpse of the deceased, who was allegedly murdered on  October 27, 2012.

In a petition by the father of the deceased, Mr. Courage Aigbedion, the family called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.

The petition routed through Mr. Jim Adun, who is representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency in the House, reads: “This is to formally protest the gruesome murder of my son on the street of Istanbul, Turkey by five Turkish youths, who mobbed him into a state of coma.

The said youths thereafter with the active connivance of the Turkish Police, clamped the deceased into cell for three weeks without granting him access to medical attention. He died in Police cell as a result of injuries sustained and brutality of the five Turkish youths.

“I want the Federal Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Embassy in Turkey to assist in finding answers to various questions on the matter in order to get justice for the deceased.’’


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