Senator demands justice for man tortured to death by police, petitions IGP
Senator Abba Moro, the lawmaker representing the Benue South Senatorial District, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, demanding justice for the death of one Shedrack Ochoche who died while being tortured by police officers in Abuja over unconfirmed allegations.
Shedrack Ochoche, a former worker at a Chinese restaurant in the Jahi area of Abuja, was accused of stealing the car battery of his former boss, a Chinese woman popularly known as Madam Pimpim.
According to a family member of the deceased, Napoleon Otache, the allegation came five days after Shedrack resigned from his job because he was owed for three months.
The incident has caused an outrage on on social media, with many Nigerians demanding justice for the late victim.
Moro asked the Nigeria Police Force to offer a clear explanation of the controversy surrounding the death of Ochoche.
“To ensure that justice is truly gotten for Shedrack Ochoche, I, today submitted a petition to the Inspector General Of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, over the gruesome murder of the young man. I also copied the Executive Secretary of the Human Rights”, the Senator said.
“Like I prayed in my petition to the Senate over the sad incident, I’m requesting that the IGP and Human Rights Commission ensure that- “the Nigeria Police Force comes up with an explanation as to why they murdered Mr Shedrack Ochoche over a frivolous allegation, which was baseless and without proof”.
“Late Ochoche never confessed to the stealing of any battery and was not charged to or arraigned in any Court of competent jurisdiction but tortured to death over a mere allegation.
“To ensure that the men of the Nigeria Police Force who tortured and killed young Ochoche are identified and brought to book.
“Ensure the Nigeria Police Force takes full responsibility for the young struggling family Ochoche left behind”.