This incident however, has seemingly galvanized the public. Allegedly whistling at a white woman. His body was then thrown in the Tallahatchie River with a pound cotton gin tied around his neck with barbed wire. For things to change, they say, the culture has to change. The trial judge lampooned security operatives for their failure to take their role of protection of lives seriously. But Chinewe Biringa says her son and his friends were just innocent kids. Story highlights Misunderstanding may have led to four Nigerian students being killed by mob “Mob justice” is reportedly how many disputes are resolved in Africa’s most populous country Rights group:
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It may have been a simple misunderstanding that led to a horrific lynching.
There are petitions and websites springing up to raise awareness of the issue and to pressure government and police officials. But Chinewe Biringa says her son and his friends were just innocent kids. Nyordee condemned the killing of the four students, saying the victims had great hope and future. His body was then thrown in commuinty Tallahatchie River with a pound cotton gin tied around his neck with barbed wire.
The Nigerian police have arrested 13 people and, shockingly, one police officer who was on the scene and may have encouraged and even participated in the killing. Biringa and her husband, Steven, an oil executive at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPCsays that he watched the video because he wouldn’t have believed it if he hadn’t seen his son’s killing with his own eyes.
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In Augustyear-old Emmett Till was beaten, his eyes gouged aluuu shot in the head. The court discharged and acquitted four other suspects standing trial along with the convicts — Saviour Johnny, Abiodun Alu, Joshua Ekpe and Cyril Abang — for not being actively involved in the murder.
This incident however, has seemingly galvanized the public. Twelve suspects were earlier arraigned in the court, but based on the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, one Otorubio and five others, including the traditional ruler vudeo Umuokiri, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, were discharged on January 27, This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten commmunity redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
Biringa says the boys also had promising futures in music. The trial judge lampooned security operatives for their failure to take their role of protection of lives seriously. Chinwe Biringa believes her son is now a martyr, and hopes that his lynching will lead to change — much in the way that Emmett Till’s killing did.
Chiadika Biringa’s aluuu felt the same way when CNN approached her to talk about her son’s killing. Story highlights Misunderstanding may have led to four Nigerian students being killed by mob “Mob justice” is reportedly how many disputes are resolved in Africa’s most populous country Rights group: He held that the evidence of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh defendants in the matter justified their position that they did not actively take part in the murder, explaining that their statement was supported by the video evidence of the prosecution counsel, which only captured the presence of the suspects at the scene of the murder.
Nigerian comminity failing to crack down on culture of impunity Police officer allegedly among the mob that killed the four students. Guttschuss says it is not enough.
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. It is impossible to find official statistics, but a quick search of the words in YouTube pulls up dozens of clips showing what happens to someone accused of crime when a mob sets themselves up as judge and jury. But many also say there are already laws against assault and murder which, when it comes down to it, is what mob justice is all about.
If you don’t have the money to fund it and meet the incessant bribe to the police the case is often dropped. They had already recorded a song together called “Ain’t No Love in the City” — a title she now says seems eerily like a premonition of what came to pass. Referring to Section 1 of the Criminal Code, Cap. This is why these extrajudicial executions are still all too common across Nigeria.
For things to change, they say, the culture has to change. CD3DC0 Share your story with us: Allegedly whistling at a white woman.
Aluu four: Sergeant, two others get death sentence
Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. While that officer is awaiting trial, the Nigerian police force has viddeo broader charges of rampant corruption and abuse. Nyordee said no explanation would ever be valid on why the Joint Military Task Force, the Aluu Police Post, Isiopko Police Division and C4I security outfit, which were present, could not rescue the victims, whose allegation of robbery could not be proven during the unlawful prosecution.
Nyordee maintained that the role played by the three convicted persons in the murder of the students were unjustifiable, adding that their actions were intended to terminate the lives of the victims. He added that the decision of the court would serve as a warning to people who engaged in jungle justice, adding that there was the need to protect human lives.