The remains of the late Chibuike Edeh, a worker with Protea Hotel, Benin, Edo State who reportedly died in police custody two days after he was detained for allegedly stealing a guest’s N48, 000, has been buried.
This was made known to journalists on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 through a brother to the deceased identified as Chibuzo.
According to the source, 27-year-old Edeh was buried on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his hometown in Nomeh, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The family of the deceased has who discovered his body at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Ugbowo instead of the Adesuwa Police Division have demanded a compensation of N500 million.
The police had claimed that the deceased was killed by a Toyota Camry car as he tried to escape while leading police officers to recover the stolen money from a fence between the hotel and an NNPC mega filling station along Sapele Road.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Stephen Onwochei, claimed he was not aware of any deployment of police officers for the case.
Onwochei said, “All I know is that, about a week or two now, we have had detachment of policemen from Abuja, both Homicide Section and Terrorism Section. It’s not only because of one specific case but the general security situation, particularly these cult-related matters.