An irate mob is said to have battered Darlington Ugboaja, a 27-year-old man, after a local drug, Methamphetamine, also known as Mkpuru mmiri, was discovered on him.
The deceased was bludgeoned to death in Anara market in Imo state, causing panic and prompting traders to close their shops for fear of retaliation from the victim’s relatives.
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According to a source at Punch,
”They saw him coming out from a bunk were drugs are sold. They suspected he had Mkpurummiri in his possession. They quickly searched him and found the substance. They immediately tired his hands on an electric pole and started beating him.
“He lost consciousness and he was rushed to Anara Health Centre but unfortunately there was no doctor on duty. They rushed him to another hospital at Umunachi where he was pronounced dead ”
The Punch was informed by a kinsman of the deceased, Kingsly Onyewuenyi that the death of Ugboaja has saddened the Ezihe community.
In other news, Djinee, a Nigerian singer, has advocated for justice to be served in the killing of Sylvester Oromoni, claiming that the case will put the Nigerian criminal justice system, as well as the image of the rich, elites, and politicians, to the test.
An 11-year-old Dowen college student named Sylvester Oromoni died after being allegedly tormented and mistreated by his classmates. His killing has generated a nationwide uproar, with many people, including celebrities, calling for the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in his death.
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Because of the international exposure that Sylvester’s horrible death has garnered, Djinee believes that the issue should not be pushed under the rug, regardless of who is involved, because the Nigerian criminal justice system is been monitored now.
The death of 13yr old Sylvester Oromoni is going to test the Nigerian criminal justice system. The image of the rich, elites & politicians VS humanity, truth & justice.
The school had quickly taken a position similar to that which the govt took during the EndSars protest probably to save face & because of the calibre of students involved.
All animals maybe be equal but some are more equal than others in Nigeria, in our neighborhoods, churches & mosques, offices, schools and unfortunately, Sylvester wasn’t equal enough.
He must get justice but even I know that will be an uphill task. R.I.P soldier & happy 13yrs old posthumous birthday. A battle for the soul of Nigeria is on!