The police in Delta state have been accused of torturing a young Nigerian man identified as Ifunanya, pictured above, after he was accused of being a ”Yahoo Yahoo” boy.
According to social activist, Prince Emefile Harrison who shared the story online, he said Ifunanya was still asleep at his home in Warri when officers attached to B Division broke into their apartment and surrounded everyone in the house with guns, looking for Yahoo boys.
Read His Post Below;
ONE MINUTE SILENCE FOR IFUNANYA, VICTIM OF NIGERIA POLICE TORTURE, DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND.
Ifunanya, a young promising Nigerian tortured to death by Nigeria police officers attached to B Division Warri Delta State.
Ifunanya was still at asleep when officers attached to B Division broke into their apartment and surrounded everyone in the house with guns
. Looking for what they call YAHOO YAHOO BOYS.
They searched the house, found nothing and ordered Ifunanya and four others to enter their Hilux van…. At first, they thought it was a normal thing they experience everyday, police breaking into people’s house, arrest them and threaten them to pay before they are released.
Police officers picking you up walking on the street and force you to write statement.
But this time, the officers from B Division Warri tortured Ifunanya to get information but he couldn’t make it like many Nigerians who passed away through that process.
Ifunanya fainted and was rushed to General hospital and was confirmed Dead by the Doctor.
The police hurriedly arraigned the other people arrested with Ifunanya and charged them for Armed robbery.
This is no movie… The picture shows Ifunanya, who is now lying dried in the mortuary.
The other people are currently in Okere Prison Awaiting DPP advice for a crime they didn’t commit.
For years, the police keep acting with impunity and they always resort to torture and other forms of human rights violation in dealing with civilians. Until the Nigeria Government take a firm and decisive stand on violations of human rights, arbitrary arrest, the unlawful killing of unarmed Nigerians by security personnel will never end.
Inspector General of Police
Federal Ministry of Justice Abuja
Delta State Governor
Delta State Chief Judge
Delta State Commissioner of Justice
Delta State Commissioner of Police
National Human Rights Commission
Speaker Delta State House of Assembly.
Fellow Nigerians, help us with your network. All we want is
√ Thorough Re-Investigation
√ Release of the four Nigerians, arrested with Ifunanya