Nigerian Man Cries Out, Says His Cousin Who Went Out to Buy Foodstuff Was Paraded As 'Criminal' With Guns

Nigerian Man Cries Out, Says His Cousin Who Went Out to Buy Foodstuff Was Paraded As 'Criminal' With Guns

  • A Nigerian man, Gideon Dominics, has gone online to say that his cousin identified as Elvis Okafor was wrongfully taken for a criminal
  • Circling out his brother in a photo among those that were paraded, Gideon revealed Elvis had only gone out to buy food
  • Many Nigerians thronged his comment section to sympathise with him and hope his brother overcomes

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A young Nigerian man, Gideon Dominics, has taken to Facebook to cry out that his cousin, Elvis Okafor, has been wrongly paraded as a criminal.

In a Facebook post on Monday, August 2, he said that the young man went out to buy foodstuff for his sick mother.

Man paraded as criminal with guns
The man said his cousin who went out to buy food was paraded. Photo source: Gideon Dominics
Source: Facebook

He just came back from church

Gideon revealed that the young man went to the market immediately after he came back from church on Sunday, August 1.

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Attaching a photo of suspected criminals who had guns showcased in front of them, the man lamented that his brother has been wrongly picked.

See his post below:

At the time of writing this report, the post has been shared over 800 times as it attracted tens of comments from Nigerians. compiled some of them below:

Tochi Ugohoji said:

"Thank God he is seen alive in the first place."

Juliet Nkeiruka Obayi said:

"May God Almighty prove himself in this body will harm him in the mighty name of Jesus Amen."

Grace Edwin said:

"We indigen of Nigeria are living our daily life here In fear may God help us."

Chuks Onumaegbu said:

"Nigeria government becoming lawless clueless and destroying innocent youths in the southeast this not a good omen the world is watching..."

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Police made an arrest

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a man suspected to be a financier of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) was arrested by the police in Imo state.

The Imo state police command disclosed that the suspect, Boniface Okeke, and 25 members of the group were arrested Sunday, August 1, at a hotel in the Orlu area of Imo state.

According to the commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, the suspects were held in connection with terrorism and attacks on security agencies and individuals.


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