Jumbo Ogah, an assistant superintendent of Civil Defence Corps has been beaten to death by some police officers at Nyanya, Abuya on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
This was made known to The Trent on Thursday, March 21, 2019, by George Daniel, which he gave his statement as thus:
I got a call that Jumbo Ogah was beaten to death by the police. It was unbelievable. You see, I spent four years in Bayero University Kano with Jumbo. We were in the same class and the same room for almost three of this four years. He knew almost everyone in my family. In fact the last job he was doing before he joined NSCDC was with my senior brother of which I introduced him to back then.
Jumbo Ogah was an Assistant Superintendent of Civil Defense Corps. He was wearing Uniform, taking his two children to school on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Nyanya, Abuja, with his wife inside the car. In a hurry to catch up so that his children don’t get there late, he followed one way and the police stopped him. He tried to explain but they dragged him out of his vehicle and started beating him with baton. They took him to their police station and beat him to death. He was wearing NSCDC uniform.
I have informed some of our room mates about this happening and no one believes it but this is real. They killed him in front of his wife and children. Nigeria is really hopeless.
I remember visiting his mother many years ago during one of my visit to OTUKPO. He was a carbon copy of his mom. Anytime I remember her I laugh. She concluded I am not Idoma because she taught I had Hausa accent.
How can you beat a man to death in front of his wife and children? Not just any man, an NSCDC man in uniform.
Now I am very scared of this country. I don’t feel safe. It is not safe. In the broad day light the police beat him to death, in front of his wife and children, Jumbo Ogah, Jumbostic, this is someone that I knew and have lived with and someone who knew me. This is the dream Nigeria that he is serving gave him as a gift, death.