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The family of a 20-year-old student, Alexander Uzoma killed by some suspected internet fraudsters, has cried out for justice over the murder of their relative in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The elder brothers of the deceased who spoke with newsmen have debunked the police claim that their brother went out to see a friend.
They claimed their brother left home to watch a football match at a viewing centre around Adigbe, Abeokuta.
Recall that the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had last week disclosed that the command has arrested four young in connection with the death of Alexander .
Oyeyemi had also said the suspects had confirmed that they dumped the corpse of the 20-year-old boy on Kuto bridge in Abeokuta on November 20.
Oyeyemi had also said the suspects told the police that Alexander, a 300-Level student of Imo State University, visited them to learn internet fraud, after which he took a substance called Colorado and died.
Reacting to the police claim, One of the siblings, Jude Uzoma, told newsmen that he the police had given a different story from what he had written down in his statement.
Jude said “I was the one who wrote the statement when we got to Adigbe police station with our mother. We didn’t tell them he went to see any friend. We said he went to watch football. Where did the police get that information from?”
He explained that he and his mother visited Ibara, Obada, Lafenwa and about 15 police stations, including the State police headquarters, Eleweran, in search of the missing boy, whose phone he said kept ringing out.
He narrated that after several failed efforts to locate Alexander within two days, the Association of Imo Indigenes in Abeokuta was informed and the effort of the association brought about the transfer of the case to the police headquarters.
The immediate elder brother of the deceased, Augustine Uzoma, also disclosed that the police had informed them that his late brother was in contact with one of the said Yahoo-boys, who called him on phone.
Augustine said “he was in contact with only one of them, we don’t know how the other three came into the picture. According to what the suspects told the police, they said he followed them to their house; they ate, took Colorado, slept and woke up around 8pm. When they woke up, they found out that he had vomited all over his body and died.
He said, “We further made our own investigation and discovered that those guys live at Lipede Estate. The police told us that they tracked my brother’s phone to know his movement. As at 3:36 pm on that November 20, they said the person called him and they went to a bar at Onikoko.