The Delta State Police Command says it has begun an investigation into the situation surrounding the death of 28-year-old Ogehenetejiri Omiragua following his arrest by personnel of the Rapid Response Squad in Asaba.
NEWSNAIJA learned that the victim, who is a graduate of Microbiology from the Delta State University, Abraka, was arrested on April 29, 2021, alongside his girlfriend, identified as Favour Michael, in front of a hotel and accused of being a gunrunner.
NEWSNAIJA further gathered that because Ogehenetejiri refused to admit to owning a gun, he was beaten and bundled into a police van and taken to the police station after which he was being subjected to hours of torture, which led to his death from the injuries he sustained.
Speaking exclusively with our source, Mohammed Ali, the state Commissioner of Police, said he was aware of the case and that it was under investigation.
Ali stated that once the autopsy report was released by pathologists at the Delta State General Hospital, Asaba, a full-blown investigation would commence.
The CP said although many policemen were involved, the cop linked directly to the death of the undergraduate was being detained.