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Incident between 1 March 2002 and 31 March 2002 Download as CSV Print this page

Country: Nigeria

Violation types: Violations of the right to life

Perpetrator classifications: Police


This incident took place in Nigeria


According to Amnesty International: "Student Emeka Ugwoke, aged 17, and Izuchukwu Ayogu, aged 16, were extrajudicialy executed by the police in Nsukka in March 2002. Their bodies were mutilated. After an investigation into their deaths, the DPO and several police officers were found guilty. The DPO was dismissed and transferred to Abuja, but escaped. In October 2006, the Federal High Court ordered the NPF to prosecute the police officer and pay 5 million (US$32,450) in damages to the two families, yet nothing has been paid so far. Amnesty International research shows that the NPF regularly ignores court rulings of this kind."