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Family seeks justice for Imo University student ‘killed’ by Yahoo-boys in Ogun



The household of late Alexander Uzoma has cried out for justice over the alleged homicide of their brother by some suspected web fraudsters, in any other case often called Yahoo-boys, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had final week arrested 4 younger males, who had confirmed that they dumped the corpse of the 20-year-old boy on Kuto Bridge, in Abeokuta on November 20.

In line with a press release launched by Oyeyemi, the suspects mentioned Alexander, a 300-Stage pupil of Imo State College, visited them to study web fraud, after which he took a substance known as Colorado and died.

Nonetheless, the elder brother of the Enterprise Administration pupil denied telling the police that their brother went out to see a buddy, saying he left house to observe a soccer match at a viewing centre round Adigbe, Abeokuta, being a Manchester United fan.

One of many siblings, Jude Uzoma, informed newsmen that he couldn’t fathom how the police happened telling the general public that his brother went to see his mates.

“I used to be the one who wrote the assertion once we received to Adigbe police station with our mom. We didn’t inform them he went to see any buddy. We mentioned he went to observe soccer. The place did the police get that info from?” Jude requested.

The younger man revealed how he and his mom visited Ibara, Obada, Lafenwa and about 15 police stations, together with the State police headquarters, Eleweran, seeking the lacking boy, whose telephone he mentioned saved ringing out.

After a number of failed efforts to find Alexander inside two days, Jude acknowledged that the Affiliation of Imo Indigenes in Abeokuta was knowledgeable, including that the trouble of the affiliation introduced in regards to the switch of the case to the police headquarters.

Additionally, the speedy elder brother of the deceased, Augustine Uzoma mentioned the police had knowledgeable them that his late brother was in touch with one of many mentioned Yahoo-boys, who known as him on telephone.

“He was in touch with solely one in every of them, we don’t know the way the opposite three got here into the image. In line with what the suspects informed the police, they mentioned he adopted them to their home; they ate, took Colorado, slept and awakened round 8pm. After they awakened, they discovered that he had vomited throughout his physique and died.


“We additional made our personal investigation and found that these guys dwell at Lipede Property. The police informed us that they tracked my brother’s telephone to know his motion. As at 3:36 pm on that November 20, they mentioned the particular person known as him they usually went to a bar at Onikoko.

“The police additionally informed us that at about 6:20pm, his telephone was tracked to a different place at Onikolobo, and that was the place the monitoring ended.

“If these guys are claiming he died of their home, his telephone ought to be tracked to Lipede Property. The monitoring was supposed to finish at Lipede, not Onikolobo,” Augustine mentioned.

Augustine recalled how the police mentioned a Uber driver’s automobile was borrowed to convey Alexander’s physique to the place it was dumped, saying “we didn’t hear that the police have invited the proprietor of the automobile for questioning or that the automobile has been impounded as a part of proof.”

He added that the police could be partaking in a “foul play” in the way in which the case was being dealt with.

“We wish justice. These guys killed my brother in chilly blood for no matter motive. We demand that the case ought to be correctly investigated. These guys ought to face the regulation.

“My brother was by no means a drinker or smoker. He didn’t take something like medication. He couldn’t have taken Colorado. He was by no means into web fraud. He didn’t contact them to study Yahoo-yahoo.

“The police have informed us to search for N200,000 to exhume the corpse and conduct an post-mortem. The well being staff who buried the corpse mentioned they noticed a deep minimize on his head. We’ve got each motive to consider that he was killed.

“Inside this week, we’ll elevate the N200,000 for the post-mortem. All we would like is that everyone ought to respect the lifeless by guaranteeing justice is served. Those that dedicated this crime mustn’t use cash to flee judgement. The police ought to do their work diligently,” Augustine pleaded.

He revealed that their distraught widowed mom, Christiana Uzoma, who’s the Headteacher of St. Peter’s Anglican Major College, Ilogbo-Olofin, Ogun State, is at the moment with different relations in Imo State, grieving over the unlucky demise of her final born.

Household seeks justice for Imo College pupil ‘killed’ by Yahoo-boys in Ogun

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