Emily Smith
Sun, Aug 13, 2023 7:15 PM

Family Seeks Justice for the Torture Death of Omokinyeme at Lagos Police Station

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Family Seeks Justice for the Torture Death of Omokinyeme at Lagos Police Station
The family of Omokinyeme, who died at a police station in Lagos, is seeking justice for his alleged torture death. Omokinyeme was employed by a pharmaceutical company and was summoned to the head office for an auditing exercise. The family believes he was tortured by the police and his employers over financial issues. Signs of bruises on his body support their claims. The deceased's family is demanding an investigation and punishment for those responsible.

The family of Omokinyeme, a young graduate of Microbiology, is grieving and seeking justice following his alleged torture and subsequent death at a police station in Lagos, Nigeria. The deceased was employed as a sales representative by a pharmaceutical company, EXUS Pharmaceutical Nigeria Ltd, with its head office in Ketu, Epe, Lagos.

On July 18, 2023, Omokinyeme was summoned to the company's head office for an auditing exercise. According to his father, Mr Aboye Okubo, one of the company's managers, Pharmacist Osakwe, claimed that Omokinyeme was to be questioned about alleged shortages in sales proceeds. However, the late Omokinyeme explained that the shortage was due to some customers who had not paid him for pharmaceutical products they had collected on credit. He even provided records to substantiate his claim.

Unfortunately, the explanation offered by Omokinyeme did not satisfy the company's management. Consequently, they decided to arrest him and took him to the police station along the Ejinrin Road in Ketu, Lagos. The family firmly believes that Omokinyeme was tortured at the police station, leading to his untimely demise on July 20, 2023.

Mr Aboye Okubo disclosed that there were visible signs of bruises on his son's body, indicating that he had been physically beaten and tortured before his death. The family believes that the motivation behind his torture was to force him to pay for the alleged shortages in sales proceeds, despite the fact that Omokinyeme had made it clear that the deficit was due to unpaid customer debts.

Moreover, the family claims that the company had been surreptitiously deducting an undisclosed sum of money from Omokinyeme's monthly salary even before the auditing exercise, further casting doubt on the company's integrity.

In light of these distressing allegations, the family of Omokinyeme is calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances of his death. They are demanding that those responsible for his torture and subsequent demise be brought to justice.

Instances of police brutality and corporate misconduct are not uncommon in Nigeria, and this case serves as a glaring reminder of the need for justice, accountability, and the protection of citizens' rights. The authorities must ensure that a fair and impartial investigation is conducted, and anyone found guilty of wrongdoing must face the full weight of the law.

The tragic loss of a young life like Omokinyeme's highlights the urgent need for systemic change and reform in both the police force and corporate sector. Only through effective measures and a commitment to justice can we hope to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Source of content: OOO News 2023-08-13 News

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