Family, Friends of Man Killed by Police Protest in Edo

By Adibe Emenyonu

Family members and friends of 25-year-old Moses Adamu who was allegedly killed by a police officer yesterday protested at the entrance of the Edo State Police Command in Benin City.

This is as Police Duty Solicitors Scheme (PDSS)/of the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch, condemned the unprovoked and extrajudicial killing of Adamu by an officer of attached to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Edo State Police Command.

The alleged killing took place on Friday last week.

Adamu, who was in a vehicle with his family members was hit by a bullet while the police were arresting a murder suspect, Ebuka Nwaechie who was involved in the alleged killing of Bright Orikose on 24/12/2020.

Adamu was said to have been rushed to the Edo Specialist Hospital where he later died as a result of wounds from the gun shot.The family blocked the entrance of the state command in their demand for justice.

Family members of the deceased wept uncontrollably as they urged the police authorities to unravel the reason for the killing of their son and brother.

Armed with placards and the photograph of the deceased, they said the young man went on an errand for his elder sister whose marriage was slated for last Saturday when he was shot on his way to deliver the message.

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