Family of detainee who died in Rivers police station demands corpse

(Nigeria) Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu

The family of a man identified as Phillip Brown popularly called ‘Schoolboy’ who died in the cell of the Eagle Crack unit of the Rivers State Police Command is demanding that his remains be released to them for burial.

Chairman of the Dioubu Vigilante, Amatari Bipelede told journalists that Schoolboy was rescued half-dead from a mob at a waterfront in Port Harcourt after he was caught with an AK-47 rifle and handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, a relative of the deceased, Daniel Malfred, has called on the Police to thoroughly investigate the death of his brother and demanded his remains for burial.

Malfred expressed disappointment that the police were hiding the truth from him after he visited three stations to ascertain the news he heard about his brother’s demise.

I heard that he died in the police station. So I went to mile one police station, they said such an incident never happened. I also went to E-Crack in mile one, they also said that incident did not occur.

I went to Azikiwe police station to get information so that we can get his body for the family to bury him. They also said such an incident never happened. So all the police stations we went to said they were not aware of the incident.

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