Amnesty Int’l urges police to release key witness to UNIZIK student’s killing

Amnesty International has stated that the Nigerian Police Force must release the principal witness to the killing of a student of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Anambra State, Mr. Emeka Ogbu. He was allegedly detained by operatives of the Anti-Cult Unit of the Enugu Command of the Police.

The Rights Organisation made this statement on their twitter handle while revealing that Emeka was arrested after he testified to a police panel as an eye witness to the extrajudicial execution of Austine Ugwu, a 27-year old student of UNIZIK in the custody of the anti-cult unit of the police in April.


“Amnesty international just learnt that the Enugu state police command allegedly plan to arraign him in court today for cultism and armed robbery; a charge that we believe was fabricated to punish him for speaking out.

“We call for his immediate and unconditional release”, the organisation stated.


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