A distressed sister has brought to the open, the death of her brother King Abel Umoru, who was allegedly beaten to death by some policemen attached to Abacha road in Nasarawa State. In a quest to find justice, the young woman reached out to an online news site, Yabaleft online.com, to help her make the news of the injustice go viral.
According to the sister of the deceased, Abel went for a friend’s birthday party on Sunday, 2nd October and as the party progressed, it took an ugly turn when a serious fight broke out at about 9 p.m. As a result, the manager of the venue used for the occasion called in policemen from Abacha Road. When they arrived at the scene, Abel made to leave the place to avoid any problems, but he was arrested by the police.
Confused, King Abel Umoru asked to be told what his offence was, but rather than giving him an answer, the policemen pounced on him, beating him thoroughly for no just cause. Abel pleaded with the policemen, telling them that he was not among those who fought, however, his pleas fell on deaf ears.
As the beating continued, the policemen asked Abel to simply accept and agree that he was among those who fought and destroyed things at the event, but he refused, so they beat him until he died.
The following day, they deposited his body in a morgue.
Below the unedited message sent by Abel’s sister:
“He went for a friend’s birthday party so as of 9pm, still at the party some people started fighting, so the manager called the police from Abacha road nasarawa state so he decided to live the place on his way living the the police came and arrested him, so he started asking what is his offence they started beating him, he was begging them that he is not among those that fought ooo, but the police kept beating him that he should agree so they beat him to death.
“On Sunday 2 of October so the next day which is Monday the police went and dump him in the mortuary.”