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Nigerian lady mourns loss of little brother reportedly killed by US police

Nigerian lady mourns loss of little brother reportedly killed by US police

It is general knowledge that every soul shall taste death; however, nobody looks forward to losing a loved one or a family member. Death has shortened meaningful relationships as well as left close relatives in deep sorrow as they try to deal with the loss.

A grieving lady, Ebele Okobi, took to social media via her Facebook page to explain how she allegedly lost her junior brother, Chinedu Valentine Okobi, to brutal policemen in the US.

In her post, Ebele, explained that her unarmed brother was killed by some policemen in Millbrae, California. She also revealed that he had battled with mental health.

She wrote:

“He was born the day before Valentine’s day, so close to the brother before him that people used to think they were twins. He had irresistibly chubby cheeks when he was a baby, which was unfortunate because he clearly found the resulting cheek pinching entirely beneath his dignity.

“He was the last of we five, and my memories of him as a child all involve constant motion and extreme truth telling-from him barreling everywhere on extremely bowed legs, to that time, at three years old, when he solemnly informed our Sunday school teacher that he should chew some gum because he had bad breath (he was not wrong, and feedback is a gift).

“When he graduated from Morehouse College, we were all so proud-he was smart, funny, hard-working, and incredibly kind, with an earnest streak that I found hilarious. He called me Little Big Sis, because he was 6 foot 3 and I am 5 foot 4 but still (always!) the bossy older sister.

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“He met a great girl, and they had a beautiful daughter, and I remember saying that I couldn’t believe that the kid whose diapers I had changed was now changing diapers of his own.

“While he was studying for the GMAT, the voices started. We struggled for years to get him the right diagnosis and medications, and we were so proud of him for creating a good and kind life despite his struggles with mental health.

“Last Wednesday, he was killed by police, in Millbrae, California. He was unarmed. He had committed no crime. So today, I helped my mother decide how to bury her son.

“His name is now one of too many names.

“Chinedu Valentine Okobi. He was a person. He was my little brother, he was a father, he was loved. Now he is gone, and our hearts are broken.

“Black Lives Matter.”

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According to reports, the young man was running in and out of traffic and he was stopped by the police. They however reportedly got into a dispute resulting in the policemen using a taser on the offender before arresting him.

Chinedu was eventually taken to a hospital where he passed on. The matter is still being investigated by the coroner, and the policemen involved have been placed on paid leave.

Legit.ng earlier reported the death of a young lady just three days to her graduation.

A final year university student has just been reported dead. The pretty young lady reportedly died three days to her graduation after being involved in an accident.

On Friday, October 5, one of her friends Prince Fabio took to his Facebook profile to mourn his late friend, Florence Ubuane.

He shared some of her pictures with the caption: “As it is usually said that Mr death is inevitable but everybody's prayer is that it should only visit at the right time, that is if there is a right time. After 3 years of Aluta strungle. Just fews days to our graduation, God took her away from us. It's hard to say but I have to say it.... Rest in peace Florence Ubuane.”

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