- One of those charged with the killing of George Floyd has Nigerian roots
- However, he is the youngest officer among them
- Some of his family members have now denounced him
One of the officers charged for the death of George Floyd has Nigerian roots, according to The New York Times.
Alex Kueng was raised by his mother alongside adopted African-American siblings with an absentee Nigerian father.
He has now been denounced by some family members.
Meanwhile, his mother, Joni Kueng, said that her son joined the police to contribute towards a change in the police department which has been accused of racism.
She said it is painful that such a situation now befell him.
Also, his siblings have joined Black Lives Matter protests and called for the arrests of all the officers involved including their brother.
“I don’t care if it was his third day at work or not. He knows right from wrong,” Radiance, his sister, was quoted to have said in an interview.
She also said she planned to change her last name because of the incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a black man named Daylan McLee has proved that humanity is the only race and the important thing that matters in life is the love people show toward each other.
According to @PamSuranoKDKA on Twitter, the black man saw a Uniontown police officer trapped at an accident scene and didn't think twice about his skin colour before swinging into action.
Legit.ng had also reported that a Bulgarian woman, Elina Otofe lamented the bad effects of racism and how discrimination is based on the colour of a person’s skin.
She said that the small town of Shumen, Bulgaria, where she was born is very “judgmental when they see something different”, like a mixed couple.
In other news, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) came together to mourn the passing of George Floyd the black American man who suffered police brutality.
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During a press conference NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, spoke about the need for black men around the world to make a spiritual connection with Africa, their motherland.
She said that if the Chinese and others could invest in the continent, then black people all around the world need to do the same to make Africa great.
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