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Boy Who Died In Police Custody Was Arrested For Armed Robbery, Not Fighting - Anambra Police

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 09th Jan, 2023 - tori.ng

Uchenna James Okafor, died after he was arrested and taken into custody in Akwuzu, Anambra state.

 
The Anambra state police command has clarified that a boy who died in police custody in Akwuzu last Wednesday January 4, was arrested for armed robbery, not for fighting.
 
This comes after a social justice campaigner had on Sunday alleged that the young man identified as Uchenna James Okafor, died after he was arrested and taken into custody in Akwuzu, Anambra state. 
 
Reacting via Twitter, the Anambra state police command says the matter is currently being investigated. The spokesperson of the command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, pointed out that the brief he received is that the deceased in question and the others were arrested for armed robbery and not for fighting.
 
See his tweet below:
 


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