Frontpage

Mum of slain UNIPORT student lambasts Police …Says “there is no security in Nigeria, only God protects us”

Mother of one of the boys lynched at Aluu in Rivers State, Mrs Chinwe Biringa, has lambasted the police for not providing adequate protection for Nigerian citizens.

Aggrieved Mr  Biringa regretted that the police were around the scene where the gruesome murder of her son and three others took place but they chose to do nothing.

Speaking to Channels Television recently she dismissed claims by the police that they were overwhelmed by the crowd and asked why officers of the Joint Task Force who fired warning shots into the air to disperse the crowd and collected the burnt corpses did not do the same to control the crowd.

Four University of Port Harcourt students, namely Lordson, Ugonna Kelechi Obuzor, Mike Llyoel Toku and Tekena Erikena were lynched by a crowd at Omuokiri village in Alu, three kilometers from the University for allegedly stealing laptops and phones.

“All  of them were there (the police), are they not with sticks or guns?” Mrs Biringa pondered emotionally.

She further gave more flaks to the Nigeria Police Force, saying “if they (police) want to work, they will work. They are the same thing. All of them are the same thing” she added as she criticised the lackadaisical attitude of the police officers that allowed the gruesome murder of the young boys to carry on.

“We don’t have security in this country…we don’t just have. We are living by his (God) grace everyday, because this can happen to anybody any day. ”

“If the police wanted to do their jobs, they would because to her there is no security in the country at all as Nigerians are living by the Grace of God all around the country as such can happen to anyone, anywhere.

She further claimed that her late son, Chiadika who recently turned 20 and his three friends went to  Aluu community to collect a debt owed one of the four boys, contrary to other account that they went to steal laptop and blackberry phones.

She said Chiadika and his friends couldn’t have gone to steal laptop because it was something that Chiadika had been given access to since he started primary school and it is near impossible for them to go and steal a laptop in broad daylight and thirdly where is the laptop in question?

“I just want justice” she added.