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Uchenna Okafor, a minor, has allegedly died in Police custody after he was arrested for fighting in public and taken to Akwuzu Police Station, Anambra State.

A social justice campaigner who shared the story on his Twitter handle, said that three boys were arrested last week for fighting and their parents were alerted about the incident.

AAccording to him, Uchenna’s parents were asked to bring N150,000 for the release of their son, but sadly on getting to the station on Thursday, they were learnt that their son had passed on.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Nigerian Police spokesperson, while reacting to the Tweet, said, “I have asked the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command to look into the matter and revert please.”

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State Police Spokesperson, while also reacting through a statement, on Monday, said, “While we are looking into the allegation, the information before me is not a case of two fighting as alleged but a case of armed robbery.

“The Twitter handler is expected to be in the command this morning with more facts. Also, the IPO handling the case is expected with his brief this morning. Thanks.”

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