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Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by MadeINchenzen2: 5:29am On May 26, 2022
Chidera (Ezekiel) Uzoma, a 19-year-old delivery man for Errand360NG, died in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre after being remanded for the theft of his employers' bike.

According to PUNCH Metro, Chidera was arrested and charged after reporting the loss to the company.

Oluchi @General Oluchi, a Twitter user, said in a series of tweets on Monday that the victim had been in remand since March 2022, and that his elder brother, Samuel, had been calling for his release.

She tweeted, “Can we talk about this case? 20-year-old Chidera Uzoma started working for @errand360HQ as a delivery guy and one morning, he discovered that the work bike he parked in front of his apartment was missing. He informed the company and they arrested and charged him in court but promised to drop the case if he replaces the bike. Chidera replaced the bike, but @errand360HQ refused to drop the case. In March, he was remanded in Ikoyi prison and was found dead on April 24. Since then, his brother @justice4ezekiel has been tweeting about it.

 “Ikoyi Prison said Chidera was sick for a while before he died. His family needs closure because the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious.”

The victim’s brother, Samuel, said he went to the mortuary to retrieve his body on May 23.

He tweeted, “Yesterday, I was at the mortuary for the 2nd time. I was telling my brother, ‘bro bushman don come Lag o, come teach me how to drag bus. He couldn’t even look at me. He laid there like a log of wood. Nigerians help me ask @errand360HQ.  What happened to chidera, #justiceforchidera?

“He will be 20 by 12th October 2022. A dispatch company called @errand360HQ arrested him over a missing bicycle. Sue him without any of his family members knowing. He died in custody (ikoyi prison) the bicycle was even replaced, yet the complainant didn’t withdraw the case.”

According to a statement issued by the company on Wednesday, Chidera was treated with respect and fairness while working for them.

 “He was also subject to the same contract terms, which included that he presented a surety before engagement. This surety was a certain Mr Kenneth, who he introduced as his relative.

“On February 14, 2022, against company policy, Mr Ezekiel (Chidera) took the company’s bicycle home and failed to return it the next day. He claimed that the bicycle had been stolen. Upon internal investigations and speaking to Ezekiel, the company did not find the story credible and so he was requested to return the missing bicycle.

“Some days later, specifically on February 19, some persons broke into the company’s maintenance building. The security personnel at the facility on the day identified Ezekiel as one of those who broke in. While investigating, we were informed that the police visited Ezekiel’s residence where some of the company’s bicycle parts were found.

“Based on this, the police arrested him and took him into custody for investigation and arraignment.”

Errand360NG stated that he was arraigned before a magistrate’s court and from then on, every due process was followed.

“On April 4, a replacement for the missing bicycle was provided. The company went to court and attempted an early withdrawal of the case, despite the next date of hearing being June 8. However, Ezekiel’s presence was required in court but authorities could not provide him before the court.

“We value the well-being of all our riders and employees and are deeply saddened by Mr Ezekiel’s passing. The company followed due process by escalating the matter to the police for appropriate investigation and arraignment.”

The spokesperson for the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Rotimi Oladokun, said records of the matter were not readily available.

“I am not in a position to deny or confirm this incident now, but I will go through the records and if there is any information regarding this matter, it will be made available to you.

https://www.regencyreporters.com.ng/2022/05/Delivery-Man-Remanded-Over-Stolen-Bike-Dies-In-Prison.html

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Blakjewelry(m): 5:34am On May 26, 2022
It's for them to sue the company na

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by MadamVanessa(f): 6:01am On May 26, 2022
shocked


Died or Abba Kyari boys killed him

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by gambia(m): 6:08am On May 26, 2022
Mad society, everyone should just fuvk off. May God comfort his family.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by kingthreat(m): 6:10am On May 26, 2022
Sad situation. This is why I like avoiding anything police case.
Detention in Nigeria can be hell.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Mallamjp(m): 6:23am On May 26, 2022
What a pity. R.I.P Man

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Onyi22(f): 6:23am On May 26, 2022
Sad
Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Manny21: 6:23am On May 26, 2022
Dey don kill am. Wicked people. He has somebody's secret they didn't want him to disclose. How somebody go die for prison because of ordinary bicycle

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Prophetmohamm: 6:24am On May 26, 2022
Tinubu na basterd.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Jeffkline(m): 6:24am On May 26, 2022
This is sad cry

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Dozie32(m): 6:25am On May 26, 2022
Chai! What a wicked world.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by chukwuibuipob: 6:25am On May 26, 2022
sad bicycle ooo sad sad
sad sad
Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by TrumpDonald2: 6:25am On May 26, 2022
Why not drop the charge since the bicycle or bike has been replaced?

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by donprinyo(m): 6:25am On May 26, 2022
Japa is the dream. Nigeria police system is death sentence.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by samuelgodson(m): 6:25am On May 26, 2022
cry cry cry
Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by ybalogs(m): 6:26am On May 26, 2022
Wahala.....��

FROM DPO TO GOVERNOR:

The new Divisional Police Officer of Kwale Police Station decided to go incognito into the town to sample the population on the use of drugs.
He asked a young man where he can find weed to buy. The young man dashed in and out of his house and brings him a package, he tells the DPO, "Na the original and good one be this".
The DPO smells the weed and asked him; "Do you know who I am?".
The young man answered, "No, why?
The DPO said: "I am the Divisional Police Officer!".
The young man exclaimed; "Only smell you smell am, and you don become DPO, wetin go happen when you smoke am?, you go become the Governor na...!!!

Morning folks.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by kadraxkyle(m): 6:26am On May 26, 2022
If you are reading this you wont be a victim of police custody. Stories from that place is hell. RIP Chidera

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by dacool1(m): 6:26am On May 26, 2022
Did I just read bicycle or what?

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by caesymore(m): 6:27am On May 26, 2022
What is life's worth in this useless country.

All these companies are based on gain and they take that to the extreme.
Taking the bike home against companies policy was very wrong but what do I know

I know that Nigerian police cares more about their pocket than an individuals health, why wont he die in custody, as his family members where unaware of his plight I wonder if it was the beans, and soya soup with the raw garri that was supposed to keep him alive pending his court date.

I also know that you are already dead if you eventually get arrested when sick.

Na my fear those days I get ulcer I too dey dey careful when I make all this my weed smoking movements before person go cramp me and refuse to hear my plea on health bases. The story is really sketchy

It is a precarious situation, chai, his brother must be broken I pray he fines comfort.
R.I.P to the young Man its a pity a hustler has to go this way.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Creditalerts: 6:27am On May 26, 2022
cry under harsh working conditions he still die on top daily bread

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by sureboykris(m): 6:27am On May 26, 2022
Hmmm. I hope the part that he broke into the warehouse isn't true?
But how's it that he broke into the warehouse, company property was found with him and yet you claim you wanted to withdraw the case.
If he were really a criminal, while attempt to withdraw the case.
Fish is smelling

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by MrMcJay(m): 6:28am On May 26, 2022
So sad
Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by seunlayi(m): 6:28am On May 26, 2022
Read the story and blame the Nigerian correctional system. .... Even days after his death, hear what the warders are saying.

Nigeria is just a shit

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by cutedharmee: 6:28am On May 26, 2022
This country sef, we keep seeing orisirisi everyday. Rest on young chap.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by adecz: 6:30am On May 26, 2022
Sue the police and company for
illegal detention and murder...☹️☹️☹️❌❌❌

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by DamnNiggar: 6:30am On May 26, 2022
Afonja employer has sent skull miners to kill him because he is Igbo.

This hate won't take y'all anywhere undecided

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by kerry57: 6:30am On May 26, 2022
But y is our system this bad. Bicycle have been replaced, what is he still doing in the prison for God's sake. This matter will be swept under the carpet as usual cos in this country nobody fights for the masses.

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Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by meritadavize1(m): 6:30am On May 26, 2022
K
Re: Delivery Man Remanded Over Stolen Bike In Lagos Dies In Prison by Asianjollof007: 6:31am On May 26, 2022
Bc

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