Another case of police brutality, this time in Gombe State, has been reported where it is alleged that police officers killed a young banker and are trying to sweep the case under the carpet.
The family and friends of Lukman Mohammad, a young Nigerian who worked with the FCMB in Gombe State, have refused to believe that their son died from a car accident like the police have been painting it, claiming he must have been murdered.
Their reasoning is that while his body was being prepared for buril, two bullet wounds were found on his back.
In a viral email message that has been making the rounds, the Civil Society Organizations in the state revealed that Mohammad may have been killed by the police.
Read the email here:
"The death of Lukman. J. Mohammad, a young man working with FCMB is another loss to my dear state.
His death came a week after the death of Abduljalal A Dauda, a friend of ours and an active member of the Civil Society Organizations who was the Chairman, National Youth Council Gombe State Chapter. One may want to know why I am trying to lump these issues together!
In the first place, each of the ugly development has a peculiarity which arise suspicion. In essence, there are unusual circumstance surrounding the death of the 2 young men.
Here we are again, the authorities are refusing to look into the death of Lukman J. Muhammad, who drove his brother's car in the evening hours within Gombe metropolis and suddenly ran into a security light at the middle of the road.
Everyone, including the family concluded it was a mere accident. It was when the body of Lukman was being prepared for funeral that it was discovered he was shot by two bullets through his back.
Such discovery prompted some sort of findings on what could had happen to him. Some individuals that went to conduct preliminary investigation got to the scene and asked people around, an eye-witness confirmed that the Police on patrol shut a driver in a car, the car lost control and rammed into security light and he saw when they quickly towed the car instead of moving the driver to the hospital.
They went to the police station to see the vehicle, alas! There were pieces of bullets and 2 holes on the driver's seat (as you can see on the picture and the body of the deceased).
Another disturbing aspect of the whole issue is the manner at which the police hurriedly put up a written statement, claiming that the driver of the car was over speeding and lost control, then at the cause of the accident, a metal in the car pierced through his back and killed him.
Contrary to the statement of those policemen that puts up such lie, the photos here speak volume of what had happened."