Delsu Student, Ify Gabriel Nwainokpor And Friend Killed By Mobs

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On Sunday 21st July 2013, Ify Gabriel
Nwainokpor and his friend Kasim were
attacked and beaten to death by a mob
at the Ajara area of Badagry on the
ground that their faces looked strange
in the neighborhood, this is according
to the people who posted the video of
their lynching on Youtube.
They claim that the Nigerian Police
(Badagry division) watched as these
men were hacked to death before their
prime. They are crying out to the
world for justice and brought the
barbaric incident to the attention of the
media. Another lynching? This is
unbelievable.
I would not advise it but if you have
the heart to watch, then find the mob
video HERE …and find a
comprehensive report of the sad
incident from Punch after the cut…
Punchng.com reports:

Policemen attached to the
Badagry Police Division, Lagos
State, and some hoodlums have
been accused of killing a 25-year-
old undergraduate of Delta State
University, Ifechukwude
Nwainokpor, and his friend,
identified simply as Kazeem.
An eight-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.”

Posted By K2I

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