Police Exhume Body Of UNIBEN Undergraduate



A police pathologist, Wilson Akhiwu, on Thursday, oversaw the exhumation of the remains of Ibrahim Momodu, the 22-year-old undergraduate student of the University of Benin, who was allegedly killed by policemen.

Momodu was allegedly killed by a patrol team led by, Carol Afegba, a former Divisional Police Officer of Ogida Police Station in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.

Afegba, was on Wednesday redeployed from office to pave the way for the inauguration of a panel of inquiry put in place by the Edo State to look into circumstances surrounding the killing of the 500-level Laboratory Science student.

The deceased, whose remains were exhumed on the order of a magistrate’s court, and taken to Stella Obasanjo Hospital, was still clad in T-shirt and jeans trousers, at the time he was exhumed from a shallow grave.

Meanwhile, the police command had dispatched a delegation led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Hilda Harrison, to the Momodu family to offer their condolences.

Lawyer for the family, Jefferson Uwoghiren, said, “The visit to the Momodus is an acceptance of culpability by police. Do police visit families of killed armed robbers?”


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