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#EndSARS Panel: Family Fight Over Who Should Be Paid Compensation For 19-year-old Son Killed By Police

The household of the late Friday Arunsi, a younger man killed by a drunk police officer at Ebem neighborhood, within the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State is presently in turmoil.

According to Tribune, the household has been torn aside over who must be paid compensation for the demise of their son from the state panel of inquiry on police brutality and extrajudicial killing,(#EndSARS).

It was gathered that the late Friday Arunsi was on April 17, 2020, shot useless by a police officer hooked up to the Ebem police station, Ohafia, who was drunk.

The deceased’s father, Mr Ifeanyi Arunsi and the deceased’s maternal household, Umu Nneibo maternal household, on the resumed listening to on the matter, disagreed earlier than the panel over who would obtain the anticipated compensation for the deceased if granted.

Arunsi claimed that the maternal residence’s consultant, Mr Kings Hart Ukpai, by no means contributed something to the coaching of the deceased from delivery as he solely received to know the late Friday in January 2017.

“My son was 19 years outdated when he was killed by the police. Mr Kings Hart Ukpai contributed nothing even from delivery. I’ve been the one coaching him from main faculty till he took his WAEC (West African Senior School Certificate Examination).

“January 2017 was the primary time Mr Kings Hart Ukpai knew my son. My son was buried in Ebem Ohafia, on a chunk of land I borrowed N5 million to purchase. The Umu Nneibo maternal household didn’t play any function in his coaching and burial. 

“They were cautioned by the council of chiefs and elders whom I reported the matter to when they pushed me to the wall. At the burial, over N1 million was realised. Mr Kings Hart Ukpai took everything. They didn’t give me anything,” he mentioned.

Chairman of the panel, Justice Sunday Imo, rtd, urged the 2 events to cease quarrelling and focus on the extrajudicial killing of their son. He additional warned that the households can’t be sure that compensation can be beneficial for the deceased.

Justice Imo adjourned the trial until April 7, for defence.

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