How Nigerian Policemen murdered my 25-year-old son in cold blood - Pastor cries out

A Delta based Cleric, Pastor Rex Bobo on Friday cried out that men of the Nigeria Police Force in Ekpan Divisional Headquarters allegedly shot their twenty five year old son, Efe Rex-Bobo dead in cold blood.

They claimed he was murdered during the recent crisis in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State at about 6:00pm on Wednesday, the 27th of December, 2017.

Narrating their ordeal, the Cleric claimed that the late Efe on the above mentioned date boarded a commercial tricycle from PTI Junction in Effurun to Jakpa Road, to see a colleague, when along Jakpa Road, they ran into a skirmish between two rival youths in the area.

He added that in the pandemonium that ensued, he (Efe Rex-Bobo) like every other passenger trapped in the said skirmish, had to alight from the said tricycle for safety.

Pastor Bobo and his family also claimed that it was in the process of running for safety, that Efe was allegedly shot by the police from Ekpan Divison who were invited to maintain law and order in the area.

According to Pastor Bobo,”In the morning of the 28th of December, 2017, I got an anonymous phone call from a Police Officer attached to the Nigeria Police Station, Ekpan who refused to either disclose his name and phone number, to proceed to the said Police Station as Efe Rex – Bobo was in their custody.

“Getting to the Police Station, I was informed by the Divisional Police Officer that Efe was not in their custody.

“On the 29th of December, 2017 when Efe was not forthcoming, I in company of other family members visited several Police Stations and Clinic in Effurun and its environs in search of the deceased, all but to no avail.

“On the 3rd of January, 2018, I, out of curiosity visited the Nigeria Police Station, Ekpan for the second time in search of my missing son and was there and then informed by the Divisional Police Officer that the Police shot a young man along Jakpa Road on the 27th of December, 2017 during a youth crisis in the area, and thereafter advised me to visit the Central Hospital, Warri where the corpse was deposited by the Police to ascertain the identity of the corpse.

“Upon visiting the Central Hospital, Warri, I identified the corpse to be that of Efe Rex Bobo, my son with gunshot on his back.

“Returning to the Police Station, I demanded for the corpse of my son, so that members of my family can inter same, which the police boss accepted on the condition that I would not make any trouble with the police.

“I was thereafter advised to come the next day for the corpse.

“Getting to the Police Station the next day, the 4th of January, 2018 its Divisional Police Officer informed me that my son was an alleged armed robber killed by his Men along Jakpa Road on the 27th of December, 2017 and that the case has been transferred to the State CID, Asaba and as such cannot release the corpse.”

Meanwhile, the Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged, CENTREP, in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST in Warri condemned the alleged murder of Efe-Rex Bobo, describing same as an act of assassination.

CENTREP Executive Director, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq who reacted to the development in a petition to the Inspector General of Police, is demanding for an unbiased and independent investigation of the above complaint of the family of the deceased, and for the corpse to be released to the father forthwith from wherever it is kept or buried stressing that, “justice delayed, is justice denied.”

Rex Bobo was a National Diploma 1, Mechanical Engineering Student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Efe Rex-Bodo was married with a child named Jesutega Rex-Bobo, aged 5 years.(Dailypost)

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