The daughter of a 50-year-old man, Chinaka Ahamefula, allegedly shot and killed by the police in Aba, Miss Obianuju Chinaka, has urged the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutalities, extrajudicial killings and related matters to pay N100 million compensation to the family of her late father.
Chinaka, who made the plea while testifying before the panel sitting in Umuahia, alleged that some police officers shot and killed her 50-year-old trader father, in cold blood on October 21, 2020 at Aba and till date refused to release his body.
She said that her late father had on that fateful day travelled to Aba to visit his friend Ikoro Agama, who organised a wake-keep for his late mother.
She said that the said Ikoro Agama, with one Ikoro Iheanyi and his late father, on that fateful day went to the market to buy foodstuff and thereafter went to drink in a joint.
She further stated that after a while, when his father’s two companions left him at the joint and went home to prepare meal, there were gun shots around the vicinity of Cameroon and School roads in Aba.
According to the deceased’s daughter, as her father was walking back to his friend’s house, “he was shot by one of the policemen from the Cameroon road police station and he died instantly.”
Continuing, she told the panel, “the policemen thereafter the shooting, came with their Hilux Jeep, took his corpse and deposited it at St. Anthony’s Hospital Mortuary Aba.”
In his preliminary ruling, Chairman of the panel and retired Chief Judge of the state, Justice Sunday Imo, ordered the police to immediately release body of Ahamefula to his family for burial and also offset his mortuary bill.