Another young Nigerian man has been killed amid the protests against police brutality in the West African country.
There were reports on social media suggesting that the deceased, who has been identified as Oke (Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze), was shot in the neck by Nigeria Police while protesting on Wednesday.
His death generated a lot of reactions on Twitter because of the tweet he posted prior to his unfortunate death.
“Nigeria will not end me,” was his last tweet.
Oke’s younger brother Daniel Obi-Enadhuze has, however, has debunked claims on Twitter suggesting that he was killed by the police.
“Let it be known that my brother Oke was not killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I,” Daniel stated.
According to Daniel, thugs broke into their house and while his brother was trying to protect him and their mother, Oke was stabbed in the neck.
Here’s Daniel’s full account of the incident leading to his Oke’s death:
“My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze. I, my brother and mother lived at Makinde police barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.
“Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at Makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station. I, my mom and brother were holed up in our house. The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire.
“After accomplishing this, they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks. My mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door.
“They then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. My brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead.
“After this, my mom and I carried my brother’s body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks.
“We were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because ‘he was already dead’ unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died. His body has now been moved to a morgue.
“We have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brother’s phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price.
“I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now. We thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you.
“While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again “THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE.”
“Let it be known that my brother was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.”
Due to all that Oke’s family lost during the attack by the thugs, a GoFundMe page has been created to raise funds to support his family. Click here to donate.
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