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Sunday, June 9, 2013

UNIBEN student killing: DPO denies firing shot that killed student

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ogida station, CSP Carol Afegbai, has denied firing the shot that killed alleged final year student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu, on May 27th during a stop and search in Benin. (If you missed the story, read it HERE)

According to the Edo State Police PRO, a Russian made double barrel gun with eight rounds of cartridges, two loaded in the gun, were found on Ibrahim (pictured above). Ibrahim's family and friends are protesting his death, denying claims he was an armed robber. Ibrahim was shot on the 27th of May and buried the next day by the police without his family being informed.

According to CSP's Carol's husband, her orderly PC Amadi Idahosa shot and killed Ibrahim when the deceased allegedly tried to reach into his bag to pull out his weapon and harm the corporal who was conducting the stop and search along Siloku road by Obayuwana junction, Benin that Monday night.

The Governor of Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the Inspector General of Police, have ordered probe into the case to unravel the real circumstances that led to the killing.

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are always two sides to every story..but who knows...the DPO might be right provided the facts are right..

@sheikh_alazeez

Sizzling mommy said...

This is so sad!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

hmmmm always good to hear both sides of a story.
I pray the truth be revealed and justice made to take its full course

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Tee's Talking said...

Wonder what the family will protest to this time

Anonymous said...

Wonders shall end, 9ja police huuunnnmmmmmmm tor 'raise eye brow'

Anonymous said...

Even a blind man would know dis story is so false..God help Nigeria and God punish dos involved in the killing

Anonymous said...

Hmmm! God elp us oo. We dnt knw who's saying d truth here

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

I said before I wanted to hear from the side of the Police too, and it sounds quite verisimilar, and then, UNIBEN denouncing the student justifies the Police more.

MYRAYA SAYS said...

Madam office,,,dese evidence cud hav been planted... Well,,Only God knowz d truth... RIP boy...
MYRAYA

Anonymous said...

If he happens not 2 be a student,he deserve 2 die cos he is a criminal based on what was found on him.

jenny said...

dead man can talk,so who will tell his own side of the stroy.

may his soul rest in peace.

APHRODITE said...

Haaaa Naija police....Wicked pple ooo, u kill a guy nd buried him so dt his friends will nt come nd collect his corpse, is dt how it shud be done? Couldn't dey av shot him on d leg? Why kill him? U pple shud fear God o, cooking up stories to Cover ur wickedness......
That's aw a Friend of mine was killed sm years Bak in Abeokuta *God rest his soul* Dude was coming bak frm d clinic wia he was being treated for Malaria nd dey shot him, tuk him to d station, while he was still alive, dey left him to bleed till he died nd dey claimed dt he had a gun nd he attacked first.. ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ )

Nigeria Police, Aw una dey sleep 4 night ehn?

hilary obiorah said...

If you ask me, na who I go ask? I don't know who to believe, one is dead and the other is a cop. Dilemma!!! We might never know the truth. The quick burial makes everything suspicious, then again what was he doing on a bike during the curfew?

Anonymous said...

police and their tales........

Anonymous said...

We aint sure of this allegation cos dead men don't talk. The police can be dubious

Anonymous said...

i know that area very well, this story might be true, bad boys full that area, though police dey lie well well sha......

PowehNg said...

Nice statement, act of professionalism from NPF.
Lets wait for the probe outcome so that justice will be served. NPF can not be trusted for now. RIP young man!

Anonymous said...

So any body with a gun is an Armed Robber and every politicians that embezzles funds is a hero. Before you call the young man an armed robber because he is carrying a gun please where was the last place he robbed i like to know. As a police officer you are to make arrest and investigate.

If you have to shoot everybody you think is an armed robber lets start from the politicians.

bee said...

Na lie joor.dey don dey try turn story be that ooo.ok even if d guy is an armed robber as she claim y ll dey on earth bury d guy,and nt allow d family see d corpse.well God sees it all and may God save our soul.

Anonymous said...

Lies,lies,lies killer dpo go watch the video on YouTube where she show 2 black phones and the she shot him on the leg but when the corpse was exhumed she shot him 3 times in the chest.check Edo political forum on Facebook to see everything. Killer dpo everybody know her in Benin.What about his class mate that were interview.u have murder sleep,this willbe ur last victim

temitope anisere said...

Dis is serious!!!!!! Lord av mercy oo

kidodo said...

Chai dem don put allegation on his head. So sad d dead can't defend himself. *uselesspeople*

Anonymous said...

A similar case took place in my school though the student wasn't killed. To my greatest surprise, the school authority denied knowledge of him being a student of d school so I knw this guy is a student of UNIBEN. The school is just denying this guy to protect their yeye image. In my area, police men kill innocent people too and bury them in the cementry near my house, am also sure dat dis guy is innocent. It might be that he didn't give them d usual 20naira. mtchew.

Anonymous said...

Well the truth must be told at the end of the saga. Tanxs to Uniben student for their condUucts so far.grate Nigerrrr student

Anonymous said...

I was almost shot back in UNN by a drunk police man but was so lucky to hold the police man until his colleagues came. They later told me I was lucky because if their drunk colleague had shot me they would have planted a gun in my car and tagged me an armed robber. Our police officers need to be disciplined.

kidodo said...

Wat did u expect dem to say b4. And y would dey buried him witout his families concert.

Chinedu Mgbemena said...

na today??? Like people will believe this statement? Coz i dont.

-Why waiti so long before releasing the statement?
-why wait for there to be problem before the statement?
-why bury him without consulting the owner of the body?

It's Nigeria, once u are going after the Nigeria police, they can cook up stories to make u look guilty even when u are alive not to talk of someone that's dead that can't defend himself.

All they know how to do is intimidation

Anonymous said...

there you have it guys... not everything u read initially is the truth. imagine the poor woman was not even at the burial sef. naija shaaaaa.... una like bad news.. rubbish ppl... una no go go find work.

Anonymous said...

That woman is a big lier,what will a woman be doing on d road at dat time of d nite.she is lying.

Anonymous said...

Does the police think all Nigerians are fools? No matter how terrible and aggressive an armed robber is,he cannot confront or attempt to confront a policeman or men carrying an assault rifle
With a cut to size barrel that can fire two bullets and you have to reload again.
Its easy for the police to plant a gun on the late suspect than the guy to attack the police with his so-called cut to size. The Edo PRO has lots of lies in his statement in trying to cover the DPO.

BLOGLORD said...

yada yada yada...whatever, a life is gone! people be careful! students shun cultism!
sympathies to the family

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

The guy is dead and can't defend himself. I just pity his family.

Anonymous said...

Everyone can make any claim in Nigeria, because we dont do forensic tests which is the only thing that can speak for a dead person...

Anonymous said...

Hmmn, gbogbo owun ti O°˚˚˚ pa mo, oju olorun lo to, (all dat is hidden, only God sees it)

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

I'm seeing this story for the 1st time.. And it doesnt seem credible.

9jadeltapikin... said...

Naijaadeltapikin... There Ȋ̊§ alot more Τ̅☺ ds story, α̲̅πϑ the ibrahim guy D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ should investigate vry well.

Anonymous said...

There's actually more to this story. Looking at the size of the cut to size double barrel short gun, it will NEVER fit into the bag shown in the picture above.
BA.

Anonymous said...

I don't trust 9ja Police

Anonymous said...

Wetin concer the CSP hubby for the matter? Or is he a policeman? Abeg;they shud investigate well. 9ja police should learn how to shoot at limbs instead of shooting to kill. Ibrahim shud have bn shot at his hand or arm.I smell a rat here.

Anonymous said...

Yes l agree with the police,the guy in questins had guns on him fine.
My question to the nigerian police that will never see good in their lives and generation unborn why was he buried?that's how they kill innocent people and lie on their head.

Anonymous said...

Like u don't kno nigerian police....if he was truelly an armed rrobber y did dey bury him d next day?

Apple said...

That is Nigerian Police for you! The worst in the WORLD!

Anonymous said...

I'm really not supporting the killing of the said guy, but pple don't sleep with their 2 eyes cLose in Benin.the patrol team are really trying. A propal investigation should be made cos killing him just like that was just not an option. RIP Ibrahim

Anonymous said...

What would a so called student be doing out by 10.30pm riding on a no numbered bike. CSP Carol Afegbai has been doing a very great job in benin nd everywhere she's ever served nd can't do anything of such.

Anonymous said...

They should investigate d crime seriously, its suspicious.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

The same way edo police has unravel the killing of Oyedeji abi?
Make we dey watch na....

Anonymous said...

Dis is crazy, so if it is as d police claims it happened y was he hurriedly buried without d knowledge of @least his family?

jelo said...

Now the story is beginning to come out,only if you know dis woman in question "Mrs Carol Afegbai" you wil know the kinda lovely heart she's got,being the only female DPO of a state takes GOODWILL to earn that.its always Good to know the true story behind it b4 publishing it.the gist is even on from the VC of Uniben that the ibrahim(Dead) guy is not a student or was neva a student of uniben..so dis is a case!

Anonymous said...

The guy is not even a Uniben student.

Anonymous said...

This story get K-leg Oo
But why bury him hurrily?

gbenga said...

There should be more investigation on this issue, instead of diff pipo Makin false conclusion...

Anonymous said...

I thought the IG had put a stop to road blocks and all this stop and search nonsense.
Of course the boy must be an armed robber according to the police who lie more than the devil himself. The regular pathetic lie the Police uses to castigate any one who dares question them after the fuck up. He/she is a suspected armed robber. Even if the person was shop in a bus/car/ road/street/hotel/church.....
How are they always quick to identify "suspected armed robbers".... is their memory that photographic that even without pictures or a known face they always know armed robbers. Na wah o. Talents r truly wasting in the Nigerian Police Force.
Even if the boy was on his way to school carrying encyclopedia and calculus textbook and handout Police will say he was seen with a gun and attempted to use it. Na their way. It is their mantra.... what ever happens.... the person was a suspected armed robber.

The Nigeria Police Force are a bunch of assholes. Even if you change their uniform to make them look presentable they are still assholes.
Comb a pig, wash a pig, a pig is still a pig.
Tomorrow even if she is arrested... somehow she would escape like that is possible if you are not a police officer.
The Abuja 6 killing, have they managed to find the DPO(or whoever) who allegedly slayed six people and suddenly escaped from detention where he was being held.

All you journalist shame me. You only cover a story cos everyone is talking about it... as soon as they stop there is no follow up of any sort.... that is why the police can continue to kill innocent men and women with total disregard to the law and the IG cos they know.... Nothing fit happen.

Truly Sad.

Anonymous said...

Don't believe this story

Anonymous said...

Are u a learner? Don't tell me that by now u don't know nigerian police all is after tot. In the first instance why will they bury the guy without allowing the family to identify him. Secondly all this is coming out after the wake call for justice abeg NPF shd just own up to it

Sannytomo said...

Naijapikin make dem interview person wey don die? Guy you well soo

Lanceslot Alanza said...

They should investigate a dead body? Plz try to read the story again.

odobo grace said...

I stay @ ogida and what is been written here is not what absolutely happened. They have since exhummed the body and the body has since been taken to stella obasanjo's hospital @ sapele road.
The question is: even though the boy stole which i believe they are fabricating lies to the best of my knowledge, how can they bury him without the notice of his family.
The autopsy is out sha and the family has claimed that his eyes are not found.
So, more saga to come!

TobiNigeria said...

Look, there's foul play guys! Police CANNOT bury "criminals". It means they were trying to hide their "crime". Lawyers OYA, get to work.

Anonymous said...

How can d police shoot,kill and bury him without informing his family....so unprofessional n unfair....very sad. I pray they perform an actual investigation. ZODIAC!!!

Anonymous said...

This doesn't sound right though. This guys take human life like thy can give it back! We know very well how the Nigerian police force operates, they murder innocent civilians and accuse the deceased of being robbers. What they sow, they will definitely reap. Sad much! God protect us all!

Anonymous said...

The dead can't talk... why didn't he shoot him else where(hand or leg) instead of killing him.

Anonymous said...

If this guy turns out to be guilty may all of u who insulted d woman and her family feel d wraught of armed robbers cos u guys don't know the amount of people dey kill everyday

Anonymous said...

U don't kill and bury, the police made a mistake and now dey re planting weapons on d guy.haba dey BURIED. Dats shows that it was a mistake n dey wanted 2 BURY evidence as well

Anonymous said...

Is a pity sha,RIP to the young man

Anonymous said...

Still does not explain why he was hurriedly buried. There are a lot of truth that we've not been told.

VICTOR EKEANYANWU said...

Well, the truth may never be know again cos the victim is dead. Except may be there were witnesses. All the same, if the Police decides to go with this their story, it will be their words against that of the victim's family. it's quite a pity. The dead man is dead and is never coming back. Even if the Police pays the family $100,000,000.00. That is why nothing scares me like a policeman with a gun (loaded or unloaded). I fear the police more than I fear robbers because I always feel that they are professionally too frustrated and have not received enough training as to be trusted with a gun. At least if armed robber shoots someone, the world knows he was robbed and shot/killed. But if the police shoots someone, the person can easily be branded a robber.

Mubolas said...

Why was he buried without adequately informing his family if everything was truely as d (mischievious) police claimed?

Anonymous said...

Expect more of these killings as Police road blocks return.

Anonymous said...

Linlin dem Don threaten u, why did u change the heading and rephrase the story, you they fear don't be sweetie. There are lots of police officers reading ur blog even the IG my uncle

Anonymous said...

Don't believe d nigeria police dat guy is not an arm robber,if truly d guy was an arm robber his corspe should have be broad cast in news,and y was d women Dpo who shoot him in a hurry 2 bury d guy? wat are dey hiding? And nigeria police are fond od acidental discharge

Anonymous said...

y then did they bury him.

Anonymous said...

It ıs a bıg lıe. Thats how polıce lıe ıf a kıllıng case ıs gettıng out of theır hands. They ve kılled many ınnocents people wıth thıs act. They were not traıned or unprofessıonals

Anonymous said...

Abeg na tory police dey tory y dey go kill n bury?

beautiful ij says so said...

Even if d guy is a 'theif' as they said, don't he still hv his rights. Must dey kill him as an animal, nija police I hail thee! Mtchewwwww!

Anonymous said...

Indiscriminate killing of innocent souls every now and then. Naija na wa!

Anonymous said...

Police and them wayo,dats how dey go about killing people and coming up wif cock and bull stories.may God have mercy on them.linda publish ma comment oh or else wetin happen for 1943 go happen again.

Anonymous said...

Naija police again,una no dey carry last....

Anonymous said...

BONARO or wat u call urself, re u sure its dis same Naija u dey. Have u not seen nd heard how police put gun in possession of someone after dey have killed him. Stupid Naija police did dat to my friend. Have also witness in a police station wen d police men were conspiring to form an allegation against a guy, I didn't stay enough to knw if dey succeded. Naija police force is a joke nd dose pipo re armed robbers nd killers. Wen dey were ban frm road block was wen armed robbery reduced in d high ways....

Anonymous said...

Even if he's an armed robber y bury him without the families consent. ..that would have saved this brouhaha

Anonymous said...

Don't ever trust police, they can give u serious
Allegation , they did it 2 my bro bt God intervened .

Anonymous said...

Why should d police Bury him without let his family know*confused face*

Anonymous said...

God be tHe judge...No one knows wHat really Happened(except tHe officer and tHe victim)...tHe trutH of tHe matter will be known ONLY if tHe officers involved Have conscience...

Anonymous said...

Point of correction, they ride bikes @ night most of whom are d police plus okada riders supported oshiomole during campaign and he has to a reasonable extent allow them drive even in wee hours when dey went to complain to him

Anonymous said...

This story here is so different from the confession the DPO herself made when students of UNIBEN visited her to get her side of the story. The video is on Youtube. She admitted shooting him in both legs and admitted to hurriedly burying him the next morning to avoid contacting disease. She is in big soup as her stories are disjointed and keep changing at every turn.

Anonymous said...

NYC-1 says: What is the baseless investigation for? The question is: Did the DPO follow standard procedure for what she did? If not, she should be relieved of her job and put to trial for ..., tampering with evidence,professional misconduct, 'and what have you?'

Anonymous said...

You can tell those who live in Nigeria and those who don't based on the comments herein.

It is common for NPF to kill innocent citizens and plant incriminating items to justify the homicide.

Anyone who believes NPF's story is living in a fool's paradise. Conductors, okada men, etc. are killed incessantly for refusing to give N50 bribes and subsequently branded armed robbers by the NPF.

NPF LIED!!! This line of story is always too common with them. And they waited these few days to come up with this balderdash.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for that gun to fit in the green bag?? I rest my case

Anonymous said...

All lies...mere lookin at d size of d bag,ther is no way dat gun can fit into it!nd y bury him wivout the consent of his family???nd now she is about accusin Amadi Idahosa for her unruly act.d story doesn't just add up..**pissed much**

Elvis Logan said...

This is not the first time the police is doing this they kill people like insects now tell me if truly this was what happened does the law state he should be buried without at list contacting the family I strongly believe the guy is innocent maybe he just disobeyed nonsense i wish students can stop movement in that state until something is clearly done

Anonymous said...

Sum of u hav nt knwn Nigerian police well, doz gunz n bullet might b dem dat brought it out as an alligatn 2 d young man afta takin his lyf.
Let me tel u 4 xample, my fwnd nearly falled a victim of such 1 day wen police officers came 2 his hauz wit a search warant, acusin him dat informatn was given 2 dem dat he hodz arms in his hauz. As God may hav it, his uncle who waz an SSS agent waz arnd, he nw tel dem ''fine, if dey must search, he himself must search dem first b4 entryn d hauz 2 do dia wrk'' which dey refused n left treatn to invade d hauz later. Bt beliv me, dey neva showed up till date, jst imagine wot might hav hapnd 2 dat young man if dey went in dia dat day n drop one of d pistols dey wia hidin in dia waist?

So, dia r sum tinz one shudn't jump into conclusins easily, ''our MEN on BLACK are BAD''

SomebodySpecial said...

This is just another made up story. What about the rider of the bike? I have watched her video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7FcrUvuYo4
Why did she bury him?

Anonymous said...

Two side of every story Yes. But to this let's look into this ourselves; as a. Police officer doing stop and serch if u claim u shot the guy while his trying to pull or bring weapon from his bag are u not trainned where to shot to weaking ur enemy and have u forgotten so soon conditions at which u are to shoot to kill? That if what ur claim is right. This guy life is just wasted without justice but I knw fully well my God will do justice soon.If only u knw what it take s to get to that stand

Lanre Onward said...

the family of the deceased claims their son is not an armed robber. how many children confess to their parent that they are armed robber?

Anonymous said...

Lilians mum is a liar

TobiNigeria said...

My friends were attacked by drunk policemen last week on the night of their passing out (NYSC). They were returning from the club at 12am In the morning. What saved them? One of the them was the son of a top police official. They were so drunk they didn't even see the sticker on the ride. They had slapped the boy twice before the realized. They sped off. Sorry, is that not criminal?

Anonymous said...

Autopsy reports show that he was shot in the back three times. You will expect that someone reaching for his gun will have entry shots in the front and not the back. The Nigerian police keep showing that they are a bunch of heartless, useless and wicked beings that don't value human life. They can terminate a life for just 100 naira. When I see them on the road, I change direction if possible, even though I have all the correct vehicle particulars cos u are at their mercy when they stop you. They buried that boy to hide their crime, and they didn't expect that his body will be exhumed. Devils

Anonymous said...

From my own point of view, there is foul play. Why was the victim shot even before he held out a gun he was claimed to be holding. And why on earth was he hurriedly buried. No police reports, no autopsy, is this the way the police normally operates. I am just tired of trigger happy police officers shooting down Nigerians on one lame excuse or the other.

applelipx said...

The burying part is barbaric

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Linda shey i tell u say the story dey different that i smell a dead fat decomposing rat wetein concern the dpo husband his he a police amn was he at the scene of the crime why suddenly becoming the mouth piece of the wife so the wife no fit talk abeg make oshomole buy this case there is something fishy oo why the sudden burial of the boy god go punish una

Anonymous said...

I tell you...no be 9ja!!! Police r worse dan robbers in dis country! I pray karma catches up quickly wth d person dat killed d young man.

Oyindamola Oluyombo said...

Burying the dude after kiling him without informing his family is enough to raise red flags that there is foul play going on somewhere.
Plus the ADC pulled the trigger that killed him when the dude was about to draw his own weapon, reminds me of the Amadou Diallo story.

Anonymous said...

First tins first how can a gun of dat size fit into a bag of such material n not draw attention to its carrier? If he was a cultist b4 moving around with dat kind of gun he wouldn't have been alone. Police men ar actually the thieves I live close to a police station we've seen cases of dem telling detainees to run nd they shoot them. So even if he was a thief since he was killed in "self defence" y bury him? U only bury when u have somthing to hide. When ar we going to sanitize our police force when will law enforcement agents face consequencies for their actions? Nd we complain wen pple go killing law enforcement agents. We shld learn to value the life of others just as we value our. Think before u act in anger will u be able to live with ur self afterwards. Everytime u take a life u a part of ur soul.

chin said...

Shame on Nigeria. I so hate that country.

Anonymous said...

Anybody dat believes what d police is saying does not live in Nigeria. U can get shot for looking too fly or carrying a laptop without a reciept. Its almost happened to me till I paid 2k in bribes. I knew IBM ( as he ws fondly called by friends) personally and #1 that young man doesn't have the faintest idea of how to ride a bike.#2 He's a Uniben student, VC doesn't knw what he's saying #3. He would never rob.
Bsides the story says he was shot while he was being searched. How's dat possible. Pple thnk o. This could be your relative smday o. This has to stop. *sobs* RIP Momodu Ibrahim N. Aka IBM

Anonymous said...

Uniben denied ibrahim....wow!!!!God have mercy

Anonymous said...

The was sumthin btw dat DPO n d boy kus d boy no fool to hold weapon see police still dey waka go dere madam DPO if na me net don catch u

Anonymous said...

HAPPY TRIGERRS NIGERIAN POLICE AT IT AGAIN WHAT A BUNCH OF DAFT PEOPLE

Okibe Oliver said...

LET THE L I V I NG LEARN

Okibe Oliver said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

Anonymous said...

Question to ask, did he fire a shot at the police. How come the police knows there is gun inside his bag. Nigeria police liar, murderer, the job of police is to arrest and investigate.