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Saturday, 21 May 2016

5 police officers arrested in connection with torture and death of Fed. University of Agriculture student

The Commissioner for Police in Benue state, Paul Yakadi, yesterday ordered the arrest of no fewer than five policemen of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in the state in connection with the torture and death of a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi identified as Samuel Chimezie Emeagwu on Monday May 16th. Their arrest was ordered after the news about the incident went viral yesterday May 20th.

The death of the student occurred after he was arrested for fighting with a fellow student over his missing phone. He was taken away by the police officers who tortured him until he became unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. He was buried yesterday.


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