Alleged Torture: Motorcyclist Committed Suicide – NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday debunked reports that a commercial motorcyclists, Onimisi Ilori was tortured to death by its operatives in Kogi State, while in custody.

Ilori allegedly died in custody over the weekend in the Ogaminana area of Adavi Local Government Area, Kogi State, following a complain that was lodged at the Ogaminana divisional office of the civil defense corps.

The owner of the motorcycle, whose name remains unknown, had alleged that the deceased bolted with it.

The NSCDC in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Agiri Alex, explained that contrary to reports, the suspect was not tortured to death but that he committed suicide while in their cell.

Reports however had it that operatives at the Ogaminana division invited the suspect to their office for interrogation after the owner lodged a complain.

The suspect was said to have told them that the said motorcycle was stolen from where he parked it the previous day and that he reported the theft to the owner.

Ilori was said to have been tortured and detained in the NSCDC cell, where he was said to have breathed his last.

Motorcyclists in the area invaded the NSCDC office, when they heard of the death of their colleague, chanting war songs and demanding the release of his corpse.

Anti-riot policemen were drafted to the affected areas to forestall the breakdown of law and order.

Credit: The Nation

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