Nigerians have knocked the PRO for the Nigerian police force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi for branding a suspect as a criminal and claiming that he died due to asphyxiation, not police torture.

The officer had made this claim after a video of the deceased mother crying over the loss of her son was shared online.

It was reported that a young man by the name of Erasmus had died while in police custody after being apprehended by the force on counts of being a cultist, rape, and killing the innocent.

The mother of the deceased had said while on air with human rights radio that her son was killed by the police and they refused to let her see the body.

The clip which circulated on social media platforms real quick, grasped the attention of the NPF PRO who was quick to debunk the rumor.

He said; “The matter is an old one and it has been decided. The FCT command handled the case. The autopsy report cleared the air on this. The boy, who was a cultist and arrested for alleged raping and killing of a young lady in the company of his friend, was never tortured by the police. He died of asphyxiation, according to the autopsy. Not torture, please. We didn’t kill Erasmus.”

The statement of the officer triggered a lot of Nigerians who were quick to bring to his attention to the fact that if the young man died from asphyxiation as the autopsy claimed, then he was suffocated.

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