According to the Punch, the family of a young man who was allegedly killed by a police officer in Delta State, Nigeria, is demanding justice for their son. The deceased, identified as Joseph Pessu, was shot dead on April 1, 2020, during the enforcement of the COVID-19 lockdown by the police in Warri, Delta State.
According to reports, Pessu was driving his car when he was stopped by the police. An argument ensued, and one of the officers reportedly shot him, leading to his death. The incident sparked outrage and condemnation from several human rights organizations, activists, and the general public.
The family of the deceased has called for a thorough investigation into the incident and for the police officer responsible for Pessu's death to be brought to justice. They have also demanded compensation from the government for the loss of their son.
The Delta State government and the Nigeria Police Force have both promised to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrator to justice. However, there has been no update on the progress of the investigation or any action taken against the officer responsible.
The killing of Pessu is just one of many cases of police brutality and extrajudicial killings in Nigeria. The country has been grappling with the issue of police brutality for several years, with many young people being the primary victims. The #EndSARS protests in October 2020, which saw thousands of Nigerians take to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, was a testament to the severity of the issue.
The Nigerian government has promised to address the issue and reform the police force. However, there has been little action on their part, and cases of police brutality and extrajudicial killings continue to occur.
In conclusion, the family of Joseph Pessu's demand for justice is just one of many such demands in Nigeria. The Nigerian government must take concrete steps to address police brutality and extrajudicial killings and bring the perpetrators to justice. It is only through such actions that the country can hope to end the cycle of violence and injustice that has plagued it for so long.
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