FCT Police Begin Probe As 31-yr-old Suspect Dies In Custody (leadership.ng)

FCT Police Begin Probe As 31-yr-old Suspect Dies In Custody

A 31yearold male suspect, identified as Erasmus Emhenya, has died in police custody for alleged severe and unjustified torture meted out to him by officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

This is even as the FCT Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the death of the suspect but denied any torture as alleged by the deceaseds family.

While reacting to the call by OsaroOnaiwu Jnr, national coordinator, Conflict Solution Advocacy on behalf of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Edo State, for a thorough investigation into the death of Erasmus, SP Adeh said the acting Commissioner of Police for FCT, DCP Ahmed Musa, has ordered discrete investigations into the remote and immediate cause of death of the deceased suspect.

She also said the FCT Police Command has commenced full investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Erasmus Emhenya on April 6, 2023, while in Police custody.

In the same vein, as part of the ongoing investigations, an autopsy to determine the remote cause of his death, has since commenced and the report of the medical examiner is being awaited.

The late Erasmus and one Benjamin Agbasi were arrested for their involvement in the stabbing and killing of one 25yearold Blessing Ogbu Female at the front of Number One Hotel, Nyanya, Abuja.

Preliminary investigations by the command has however revealed that the suspect was not tortured to death by the Police.

Meanwhile, the Ag.

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