Mysterious death of a 30-yr old man in Kaduna
Had Francis Bello Obemeasor, a 30-year old indigent of Agenebode town in Esako East Local Government area in Edo State, known that he would meet his Waterloo on the fateful day he would not have gone to his place of work.
The deceased’s elder brother, Sunday Bello Obemeasor, stormed Kaduna secretariat of NUJ Council and narrated to newsmen how the deceased young man, who was agile and industrious, while working with a Royal Cross Hotel, first Galadima Street, Kakuri, in Kaduna State, was killed by unknown person(s) along Kakuri-Nasarawa area.
According to Sunday, the deceased brother, “The incident occurred on March 19th, 2016, around 9 am, when Francis did not return home from his place of work, which is unusual of his habit.
“We dialed his phone number severally but there was no response. We went out for his search the following day, but when we arrived Breweries Police Station and lodged a complaint about his (Francis) being missing, they told us they don’t have any information on his whereabouts,” Sunday said.
Sunday added that, “On our way back home we met some on-lookers along the area watching a blood stained scene everywhere, and when we asked of what happened, the people told us that it was a corpse of somebody, who was killed yesterday evening. They said they heard him shouting, calling for help, help, but nobody around the area came to his rescue. The police have taken his corpse to the Gwamna Awan General Hospital in Nasarawa area.”
He further said, “We returned back to the said police station and the police confirmed to us that there was one boy’s corpse that was deposited at the Morgue of Gwamna Awan General Hospital by one Inspector Onoja.
“We requested for Onaja’s phone number, and when we called him (Onoja), he came and showed us the deceased pictures, which were snapped at the scene of the crime, and we told them he is our brother,” he said.
Sunday lamented that, “Francis’ corpse spent a week in the Morgue before it was reclaimed by his family members for proper burial at Agenebode town, Esako local government area of Edo state, on March 24th, 2016.”
In an interview with newsmen, Sunday, in a sad mood, expressed his displeasure on how, for over three weeks, the Kaduna police command could not arrest the killers of his brother. “You can imagine nobody was arrested in connection with this murder of our brother. It is very unfortunate,” he said, and lamentable that, the security of lives and their property has deteriorated so low, so bad to the extent that, an innocent young and promising man could be killed by hoodlums in the area without the police arresting even a single person in connection with the crime.
He exclaimed that, “We are calling on the police command, Kaduna, to fish out Francis’ killers.” In the recent time, hoodlums carrying dangerous weapons such as machetes, cutlasses, daggers, and sticks have terrorized Kakuri-Nasarawa-Makera area of Kaduna metropolis, so much so that residents are living in fear of being attacked at any time now.
Sunday said, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his men must do their duty and arrest those responsible for the death of their brother without delay. “Failure to do that, we have no option than to take legal action against them, as custodians of law and order in that area,” he added.
Confirming the incident, however, the Police Public Relations Officer, AA Zubairu, said, investigation is on-going to unravel the killers.