Senator Abba Moro petitions IGP over alleged murder of Shedrack Ochoche in custody

The lawmaker representing the Benue South Senatorial District, Senator Abah Moro has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba over the killing of one Shedrack Ochoche who was allegedly tortured to death by some police officers in Abuja.

Newspot recalls that Shedrack who was a cleaner at a Chinese restaurant in Abuja reportedly died in police custody after he was accused of stealing a car battery belonging to a Chinese woman who owns the restaurant.

The incident had triggered outcries from Nigerians who have continued to use their social media pages to demand justice for the victim

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The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh had in a chat with Newspot, denied the allegations, saying the Command was not aware of such an incident.

Senator Moro who vowed that there must be justice for Late Ochoche asked the Nigeria Police to come out with a clear explanation of the controversy surrounding the incident.

The petition reads, “To ensure that justice is truly gotten for Shedrack Ochoche, I, today submitted a petition to the Inspector General Of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, over the gruesome murder of the young man. I also copied the Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission.

“Like I prayed in my petition to the Senate over the sad incident, I’m requesting that the IGP and Human Rights Commission ensure that, “The Nigeria Police Force comes up with an explanation as to why they murdered Mr Shedrack Ochoche over a frivolous allegation, which was baseless and without proof.

“Late Ochoche never confessed to the stealing of any battery and was not charged to or arraigned in any Court of competent jurisdiction but tortured to death over a mere allegation.

“To ensure that the men of the Nigeria Police Force who tortured and killed young Ochoche are identified and brought to book.

“Ensure the Nigeria Police Force takes full responsibility for the young struggling family Ochoche left behind”.

Senator Abba Moro petitions IGP over alleged murder of Shedrack Ochoche in custody

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