The Rivers State Police Command has acknowledged that it’s embarassed after a new autopsy carried out on the physique of Chima Ikwunado countered its earlier claim of the late mechanic dying as a result of ‘excessive sugar degree’.
Recall that it’s speculated that the deceased was tortured to loss of life 4 days after he was arrested alongside 4 of his mates by personnel of the Eagle Crack workforce on the Mile One Police Division in Rivers State on December 23, 2019.
Dr Stevens Musa, the pathologist employed by the household of the deceased countered the police’s claim after making public his findings. He mentioned no dissection was made on the physique of the deceased, opposite to the police’s claim of finishing up an autopsy and discovering out that Chima died as a result of excessive sugar degree. Musa added that they will likely be releasing a complete report after 10 days.
“The physique that I examined with the observer pathologist confirmed no dissection that will recommend an autopsy to me.
“We now have carried out the autopsy; we now have completed each inside and exterior examination and we now have seen the pathologic proof from the physique that will assist us to conclude the trigger of loss of life.
“We took some tissue samples that we are going to analyse to substantiate the findings below microscopic examination. The images taken in the course of the autopsy, the autopsy result with the loss of life certificates could be communicated by the appropriate channel.
“We are hopeful that in less than 10 days, this report will be handed over; two weeks maximum. We want you to be patient; you have been patient already and have shown a lot of strength.”
Commenting on the findings made public by the pathologist, Rivers State Police Spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni mentioned the assertion it issued earlier on the loss of life of the late mechanic was based mostly of the story the E-Crack commander, SP Benson Adetuyi gave after being interrogated.
He mentioned the E-Crack commander who has already been deployed, introduced in an autopsy report allegedly signed by one Dr Obi to again his claim of the deceased dying as a result of excessive sugar degree. Omoni acknowledged that they are startled that Adetuyi might deceive the Commissioner of Police and Pressure Headquarters in that method.
The police spokesperson mentioned;
“When this incident occurred we referred to as SP Benson Adetuyi as the video went viral and requested him what occurred he mentioned they had been investigating a case of armed theft, that they had been intercepted, taken to the station and that they had been interrogated and detained. That within the cell throughout interrogation Chima ultimately died and was taken to the hospital, and that it was revealed that he died of excessive sugar degree. I’m quoting him. So, based mostly on that once I was interviewed on Radio I quoted him, when the CP summoned him he informed the CP the identical factor, when the Pressure PRO Referred to as him and the workforce to Abuja he informed them similar factor so we had been startled when autopsy was carried out the opposite day we had been thrown aback.
‘’So in that my assertion I equally mentioned we had been not contending with or relying 100% on what he informed us, that CP has ordered full scale investigation into the matter. So the revelations we are getting right now is as a result of the investigation that was instituted by the Commissioner of Police by males of the state CID. It’s nonetheless the identical Police that exposed there was no autopsy. If we needed to cowl our tracks we might have completed that however as a result of we are clear and the report from the pathologist remains to be from the Police Physician. And the officers concerned on this dastardly act had been being detained when it was being confirmed that the late Chima died out of torture. That’s homicide and we might cope with them appropriately.
‘’For the commander himself he has been redeployed. All palms are on deck to make sure that justice is served on this matter.
“The CP has promised to deal with the press as quickly as the autopsy report is out as a result of that will be captured in our investigation report, and based mostly on our report, CP would now inform the world what occurred.’’