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29 Jun 2021
The concept of parading suspects has been practiced for decades by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, and continues to be practiced, despite section 36 subsection 5 of the Constitution stating that “every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed to be innocent until he is proven guilty.”⁣ Almost every week, suspected criminals are paraded before the media only for some of these paraded persons to later be found innocent of the crimes they had previously been accused of committing.⁣ But the police insist there is no law stopping them from parading suspects even before a law court finds suspects guilty or otherwise.⁣
7 Jun 2020
On May 26, the Ezekwe family was thrown into turmoil after a trigger-happy policeman, Theophilus Otobo, shot into a crowd, hitting young Tina. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The teenager, who aspired to become a medical doctor and was preparing for her secondary school certificate exams, died two days later. ⁣ ⁣ Today would have been Tina's birthday. Now, her family, as well as her community in the Lagos suburb of Oworo, are experiencing a pain that has become all too familiar among Nigerians: the pain of losing loved ones to police brutality.⁣⁣
31 May 2020
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31 May 2020
Trigger-happy officers of the Nigeria Police struck again in Lagos. The victim this time was 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe who, sadly, died on 28 May 2020, two days after she was shot and an adult who thankfully survived. ⁣⁣ Police authorities say the officers behind the shooting and killing are already in custody and will be arraigned in court “if found culpable.”⁣⁣

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