Family of UNIPORT student killed by police demand N25m compensation


31 Dec 2015

Family of UNIPORT student killed by police demand N25m compensation

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The group of the last year student, Oghenekevwe Edah, of Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, who was killed by a police van driving against activity, has requested a N25m remuneration from the police. It has prior been accounted for by The Punch that Oghenekevwe, was coming back from church December 27 when he was thumped down at the Assemblies of God Church Junction, Alakahia zone of Port Harcourt, by a police van driving against activity. In a postliminary, it was accounted for that the police, which prior denied culpability, possessed up and assumed liability for the demise. Additionally, the policemen were accounted for to have been arrested and confined by the Rivers State Police Command, pending when examinations would be finished up. The casualty's dad, Eyituoyo Edah, who likewise requested the rejection of the policemen, said the police authorities must bear the entombment expenses of his child. Edah said, "We have additionally requested that they pay us a N25m remuneration. Is it in light of the cash that they are fleeing? Is that cash their cash? Can it supplant the life of my child? "We need equity. I am not intrigued by what they (police) are wanting to do. They are utilizing deferred strategies, which is uncalled for. If the individuals why should assumed deal with us are the ones slaughtering us, where do we swing to? "The police ought to be in charge of everything my child was doing before he passed on and they need to cover him too," Edah included. The UNIPORT Public Relations Officer, Dr. William Wodi, confirming the report, saying the school authorities would seek after the case to the end.

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