The Samuel household in Sardauna native authorities council of Taraba State on Tuesday approached the Justice Christopher Awubra panel to demand justice over the alleged killing of their 18 years previous son, Meshack D. Samuel.
Meshack, a ultimate yr pupil of the Authorities Science faculty Gembu, was mentioned to have been hit by a stray bullet on his approach to college.
The incident which occurred in September 2010, allegedly led to the sudden demise of Meshack’s father who the household described because the “breadwinner”
The household is now looking for justice and compensation of N100 million naira.
With tears streaming down his cheeks, Raymond Samuel, who took the panel down reminiscence lane on how his youthful brother was brutally murdered by the Police, mentioned his late brother left house for college shortly after taking his breakfast, when a policeman in a checkpoint shot at him.
In a petition attended to by the judicial panel of enquiry on police brutality within the state, the household mentioned the shock from the incident has devastated the household, resulting in the demise of the deceased’s father.
The household mentioned it was unhappy that the police haven’t deemed it match to increase an olive department to the household, whereas the perpetrator has additionally not been dropped at guide.
“My late brother who was on his approach to college after eaten the breakfast ready by our mom, encountered a flying bullet which was carelessly launched by a police officer at a checkpoint claiming to be threatening a suspect who was arrested by them and needed to flee,” mentioned the petitioner.
Raymond additionally introduced a duplicate of Samuel’s demise certificates to the fee and it was accepted as proof.
“My brother died two days after the bullet was faraway from his abdomen by a health care provider.”
“My brother died in a pool of blood because of the high-velocity bullet and the unfold of its poison to his very important organs.”
Describing his late brother as “a courageous younger scientist that was stuffed with ardour and ambition, Raymond mentioned he couldn’t fathom why the police “determined to waste his life”.
He mentioned the household is presently going cap in hand looking for maintain our bodies and souls intact.
“We’re begging this penal to award a compensation of N100 million to our household and to as effectively assist in making certain that the police officer in query is dropped at guide.
The petition was, nevertheless, adjourned for consideration by the panel, DAILY POST reviews.