Dabiri-Erewa To Seek Justice For Nigerian Student Killed In Canada

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The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has described the alleged killing of a 19- year old Nigerian student in Manitoba, Canada, Afolabi Stephen, as wicked, promising that the commission will ensure that justice is served.

In a condolence message issued by the Director of Media and Public Relations and Protocols, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja on Thursday, said the NIDCOM boss received the news with shock.

“We are in touch with the Nigerians mission in Ottawa who have the assurances of the Canadian authorities that investigations into the unfortunate incident has begun and will be thorough.

‘We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Afolabi and pray unto God to allow his gentle and innocent soul to rest in perfect peace”.

Reports has it that a 19-year-old Nigerian, Afolabi Stephen, was allegedly killed by Policemen on December 31, 2023 in Manitoba, Canada.

Though the details of his death are still sketchy, the Winnipeg, Manitoba Police Department, in a statement posted on its website via Winnipeg.ca, said its officers responded to a call about a young male who was acting “erratically”.

The police noted that upon arrival, efforts to calm the young man proved abortive which led to the discharge of a firearm by the police which ultimately led to his death.

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