UNIBEN Pharmacy Student Unjustly Incarcerated.

His name is Esegine Uche Rickson.A 300 level pharmacy student University of Benin with MAT NO PHA1300114.Uche was returning from an all night retreat held the previous day at the RCCG headquarters Sapele road, Benin City.A trailer (Long vehicle) approaching at full speed almost hit the bus which Uche and other RCCG members were in.After the near death experience,Uche then tried to pick up a phone that had fallen on the floor of the bus, and tried to return it to the presumed owner (a fellow church member and passenger in the vehicle) when he noticed blood stains on the phone.

He realized the passenger was bleeding from the mouth and head and immediately informed the driver.The passenger was rushed to the Central hospital Benin City as it was the closest. But they were immediately redirected to UBTH without being attended to.At UBTH the passenger was immediately admitted and placed on oxygen as he had already gone into a critical stage.However, all efforts to save him proved abortive.The parents had been in UBTH to witness all efforts to revive their son.

But here is the twist, The family of the deceased on Monday morning went to the BDPA police station to make a formal complaint which our student, Uche, the driver of the vehicle, a church elder, the church pastor and accompanied by a church member were all requested to report at the police station to give their statement on Monday morning. But they were all unjustly detained without any warrant of arrest or evidence of murder.

He has been imprisoned since Monday 3rd JULY 2017, without any evidence of murder or warrant of arrest.Bail grants have been refused.No autopsy or anything had been carried out.This is unjust and inhuman.Uche is a student and his exams begins 10th July 2017.He is in pharmacy school UNIBEN and a transfer student.He has no chance of probating at all.

Rt. Hon Philip Osemen Omoaregba

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