The death of two men , Emmanuel Nicks, aka , ‘ Nisa and Abdullahi Maimatarba , in police custody over an alleged theft has sparked outrage in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Nicks was allegedly buried by policemen to cover up his death . Family members were said to have learnt about the demise of
The death of two men , Emmanuel Nicks, aka , ‘ Nisa and Abdullahi Maimatarba , in police custody over an alleged theft has sparked outrage in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Nicks was allegedly buried by policemen to cover up his death . Family members were said to have learnt about the demise of the 24- year – old through the record at the state specialist hospital mortuary three days after his passage .
Members of late Nicks ’ family were said to have discovered that his corpse was deposited in the mortuary by the alleged killer cops .
The father of the deceased , Kaino, who demanded justice for his son , stated that the police authorities in the state were conspiring to shield a police officer , Ahmed Suleiman and his accomplices , who allegedly deposited the corpse in the mortuary .
He claimed that the police were attempting to frame three vigilante men , who were in police custody , for the crime .
The men reportedly said they handed Emmanuel to the police alive after he was arrested with a jerry can of diesel near a telecommunication mast at Wurocheke , in Yola.
The second victim of police killing , Maimatarba , a father of five, died at the state specialist hospital after he was reportedly brutalised by policemen .
Maimatarba was arrested by the police at his residence at about 1 am and taken to the Doubeli Police Station , according to his wife and mother, who spoke to journalists .
The deceased ’ s widow, who alleged that her husband was tortured to death stated , “ The police came to our home at about 1 am to arrest my husband . They started clubbing him on the head, disregarding my pleas to allow him to wear his trousers as he was in shorts . His boxers also got turn while they were manhandling him . ”
The deceased ’ s mother, Hussaina Maimatarba claimed the police took her son to the intensive care unit of the state specialist hospital after he went into a coma .