#JusticeForChima: Twitter Users Call Out Nigerian Police For Murder
The hashtag #JusticeForChima is trending on Twitter as users call out the Nigerian Police for the death of Chima Ikwunado. Chima Ikwunado, a mechanic, was allegedly tortured and killed by policemen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Chima, in the company of four boys, was arrested by policemen in mid-December for driving against traffic in Port Harcourt.
The boys, according to Chima’s brother, who were working with him, were Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji, and Ifeanyi Onyekwere.
Obinna further disclosed that the Police, after collecting a bribe, arrested Chima and the boys with him. This was because they discovered a larger amount on the offenders. The total sum obtained by the police from Chima and the boys summed up to the total of ₦150,000. They also collected their phones and valuables items on the way to the station.
Meanwhile, Twitter users have called out the Nigerian Police who they have described as a nuisance as the news of extrajudicial killings is becoming a norm in the Police force.
See some tweets below:
Just read the Chima story and my heart is totally broken. Nigeria police, please protect and don’t kill us. #JusticeForChima
— rehBELLE (@rebel_ellah) January 17, 2020
Isn’t it worrisome that despite the cries and call for justice against such oppression by these police officers, the hierarchy of the NPF have turned a blind eye and deaf ears to the plea of the masses to curb this menace. This incident should be a wake up call. #JusticeForChima
— S A M M Y (@iam_igbinedion) January 17, 2020
How do you take someone’s life just because you can?
Two friends of mine have lost a brother and a cousin to this wicked behavior in the same Port Harcourt.
This is not acceptable. #JusticeForChima
— Amba (@GwSwaggernaut) January 17, 2020
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#JusticeForChima See this story will seem like a movie script to you if police has never pointed gun at you b4.
just know that for every moment you pass a police checkpoint alive, you’re are very lucky.
— Dannex (@lifeofdannex) January 17, 2020
And they killed him this ridiculous and lawful the killers need to be brought to book.
Later we will be hearing them saying police is your friend that’s a big scam police is not our friend at all. pic.twitter.com/1O0joppmWv
— Dammy❣️ (@Dammy_loml) January 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Twitter influencer and activist Segun Awosanya has revealed that the Port Harcourt Commissioner of Police is already aware of the case.
We took action immediately we got the petition on Chima’s case and engaged the family and material witnesses on the matter. We have spoken to them and connected them with the @PoliceNG_CRU. The CP or Rivers is responding & we will be updated soonest. #JusticeForChima
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 17, 2020
Finally, let’s believe that the Nigeria Police will see the hashtag #JusticeforChima as a call to action. Nigerians are fed up with these extrajudicial killings, and it is high time it came to an end.
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