Nigerian-born lawyer and minister of justice in a Canadian province, Kaycee Madu, stated his cousin, Chrisantus Korie, was killed by the police in Nigeria in 2013.
Mr Madu, who disclosed this in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, stated his cousin’s homicide was not investigated by the police and all efforts to get justice had been unsuccessful.
He additionally confirmed his help for the #EndSARS protests and inspired all Nigerians to lend their voices to the battle for freedom from police brutality and injustice.
“I help the folks of Nigeria as they protest to finish police brutality and extrajudicial killings. My very own cousin Chrisantus Nwabueze korie was murdered by Nigerian police in April 2013.
“Regardless of my greatest efforts, the police wouldn’t examine his homicide and did the whole lot to hinder. I additionally helped to petition a committee of Nigeria’s Nationwide Meeting to probe the killing and report again to the home inside a well timed method.
“Elementary human rights like peace, safety and freedom from police brutality are common. The Nigerian authorities has an obligation to guard its residents and ship substantive police reform.
“Altering the title of SARS and reconstituting it with out important reform received’t be ample to fulfill the cry of the Nigerian folks for justice.
“Edmund Burke wrote that “the one factor crucial for the triumph of evil is for good males to do nothing.” I encourage all Nigerians to face up and be heard.”
Regardless of my greatest efforts, the police wouldn’t examine his homicide and did the whole lot to hinder. I additionally helped to petition a committee of Nigeria’s Nationwide Meeting to probe the killing and report again to the Home inside a well timed method. pic.twitter.com/DOx9QYgODm
— Kaycee Madu (@KayceeMaduYEG) October 17, 2020