Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has promised that the commission will ensure that justice is served in the case of alleged killing of Afolabi Stephen, a 19- year old Nigerian student in Manitoba, Canada, even as she described the incident as wicked.
Dabiri-Erewa, in a condolence message issued by the Director of Media and Public Relations and Protocols of NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, received the news with shock.
The statement read: “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 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.