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Friday Arunsi Set For Burial


One middle-aged man, Friday Arunsi shot dead on 18th April 2020 by errant policemen in Ebem Ohafia, Ohafia local government area of Abia State will soon be laid to rest.

February 13, 2021, has been fixed as date for his burial.

The Paramount Ruler of Ebem Ancient Kingdom, HRH Eze Ukoha Kalu Ukoha said the burial of the late victim of Police brutality was delayed due to disagreement among family members.

The date was also accepted by Ohafia Traditional Rulers council.

While appealing to well-meaning members of Ohafia community to assist the family of the late young man, the Traditional Ruler expressed gratitude to Chief Dr. Okwun Ajah, an indigene of Amekpu Ohafia who lives in Australia for making a donation of N300,000 as a contribution for the burial.

Recall that a police officer on patrol duty had in April last year shot and killed Friday Arunsi at his Ebem Ohafia home in an extra-judicial manner.

The development led to a peaceful demonstration from youths of the community, and later a reprisal attack from angry mob when it was eventually hijacked.

Government facilities were destroyed including police Area Command, courts, and others.

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