A boy identified as Uchenna Okafor reportedly died after being arrested and taken into custody at Akwuzu Police Station, Anambra State.

A social justice activist shared the story on his Twitter account. The Twitter user claimed that three children were arrested last week for fighting and their parents were alerted to the incident.

According to the Twitter user, Uchenna’s parents were asked to bring N150,000 for their son’s release. Unfortunately, when they arrived at the station on Thursday, they were informed that her son had passed away.

Nigerian Police Force spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, while reacting to the Tweet, said: “I have asked Anambra State Police Command spokesperson to look into the matter and reverse please.”

Anambra State Police spokesman DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, while reacting in a statement on Monday, said: “While we are investigating the allegation, the information before me is not a case of two fights as alleged, but a case of armed robbery.

“Twitter controller is expected to be in command this morning with more data. In addition, the IPO handling the case is expected to file its brief this morning. Thanks.”

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