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"The Aluu4 Lynching" 6 Years After. by Chapelbeatz(m): 1:12am On Oct 05, 2018
Today being the 5th day of October and a Friday,makes it exactly 6 years after the aluu4 lynching.



The Aluu Four lynching was a necklace
lynching that involved four young men,
Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika
Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah, all students
of the University of Port Harcourt. They
were all lynched after they were falsely
accused of theft in Aluu, a community in
Ikwerre local government area, Rivers
State, Nigeria on 5 October 2012.[



Incident
Chiadika Biringa, Lloyd Toku Mike, Tekena
Elkanah and Ugonna Obuzor were all
friends, first sons of their parents, and
students of University of Port Harcourt.
The four students were also occasional
roommates. Ugbonna sometimes spent
the night with Tekena who lived outside
the campus. He moved in because his
residence on campus was broken into
multiple times. Ugbona and Tekena were
coming back from outside the campus
one night when they met their other
friends, Chiadika and Lloyd. One of the
four had a debtor living in the nearby
village of Aluu so all four decided to meet
the person together. In the cause of
settling the debt, a misunderstanding
ensued which turned sour and eventually
turned into a fight.
The debtor started screaming, claiming
that the men were there to steal laptops
and mobile phones. The vigilante group
was alerted with the impression that the
students were the criminals disturbing
the community. The four men were
chased through the streets by the stick
and stone-wielding vigilantes, stripped
naked, beaten and tortured until they
were almost unconscious. Afterwards, in
the presence of a crowd, they were
dragged through mud, had concrete slabs
dropped on their heads and car tyres
filled with petrol wrapped around their
necks in order to burn them.
A sister of Tekena was nearby and
discovered that her brother was about to
be killed via " jungle justice." She tried to
intervene and rescue him with his friends
by screaming at the top of her voice at the
mob and reiterating their innocence but
she was overpowered by the size of the
mob. People from the mob told her to flee.
In a last attempt to save her brother's life,
she decided to contact other family
members and the police, but the men had
been killed by the time the required
assistance was sought. The murders were
filmed with a mobile phone and uploaded
on the internet.


Reactions
The video went viral, with most viewers
condemning the crime. Condolences were
sent to the families of the victims. The
Senate condemned the jungle justice that
members of the community carried out
where the four students were hurriedly
murdered without trial in the presence of
a crowd. Students of the University
protested the murders and went on
rampage by rioting and destroying
properties in the community where the
students had been lynched.


Aftermath


The lynching was widely viewed in
Nigeria and the rest of the world. The
crime further exposed the " jungle justice"
or "mob justice"' which was still prevalent
in Nigeria, as well as exposed some
loopholes in Nigeria's law enforcement
system. Several people were arrested in
connection with the crime.

Sourced from wikipedia.


The aluu4 lynching has like every other story different accounts and this above is just one.


Some people particularly see the death of a student anywhere as one and the same irrespective of what led to their death,exception of natural causes.


It is with this point of view that some individuals has placed side by side the aluu4 lynching with the death of a 300l law student of the university of jos,fenan kums(19)plateau state whose death is widely believed to have been from the Hands of a serving military man.


Generally,the unfortunate event that took place exactly six years ago should have in some way served as a detterent and in a way clear the air on how a citizen should be treated or even a vulnerable student.


For the single fact that this heinous act continue to reoccur shows that the government has done a lot of talking and nothing or less actions or proactive steps against injustice.


As funny as it may seem,the judgment on those actively involved in the aluu4 lynching was until the year 2017.


#saynotomobjustice
#justiceforkums
#wedeservebetter.
Re: "The Aluu4 Lynching" 6 Years After. by Oreofepeters: 4:44am On Oct 05, 2018
It was a painful experience and I was deeply heart broken because justice was never prevailed.....


Nigeria is doomed.
Re: "The Aluu4 Lynching" 6 Years After. by okwabayi(m): 5:37am On Oct 05, 2018
I remember watching the video. What surprised me the most was no one within the community told the mob the victims were students. Community members are not known to kill students, only beat them to a pulp for wrongdoing of any sort. One can't say that within the crowd which also included a Nigerian policeman that no student or at least someone they had done business with was not present.
The incident did nothing but bring shame for a short while to the nation. Three weeks later we had all forgotten about it. A lot more similar lynchings take place daily and Nairalanders here support them wholeheartedly.

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Re: "The Aluu4 Lynching" 6 Years After. by GOFRONT(m): 6:14am On Oct 05, 2018
Chaii......Six years down already..

Let he who has no sin to cast the first stone..

God knows best
Re: "The Aluu4 Lynching" 6 Years After. by harrisonford001: 6:45am On Oct 05, 2018
That video was the most gruesome I ever watched! Was literally broken! Even the thought of that now still send shivers down my spine! I wonder how people could be so callous! I pray justice is served! I know a couple of participants were arrested including the king of the community! But we've not heard much about the court proceeding! Nigeria judiciary system can be pathetic sometime! JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED! all these adjournment bla bla bla should be look into abeg

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