Final-year University Of Calabar Student Shot Dead By Trigger-happy Soldier, Friends, Family Seek Justice

Friends and relations of Gray Ekpezu, a final-year scholar of Genetics and Biotechnology of the University of Calabar, who was shot useless by a trigger-happy soldier, have referred to as for justice.

A supply informed SaharaReporters that Ekpezu was along with his buddies on Friday evening in entrance of his compound at Edibe Edibe, Calabar South, Cross River State and was accosted by a yet-to-be-identified soldier, who ordered that all of them lay on the ground.

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It was said that Ekpezu was shot on the again by the soldier, who instantly left the scene afterward.

 “Gray was shot dead on the 9th of July by a soldier. He was out with seven of his friends, including my elder brother; they were there around 9 pm when a soldier came and asked all of them to lay down with their faces to the ground. Suddenly, the soldier pulled the trigger and shot Ekpezu on the back. His friends wanted to rush him to the hospital but he was already dead.

“We later realized that the soldier was taken to Afokang Prison. The neighborhood individuals went to Afokang jail in Calabar South. They insisted on seeing the perpetrator, however the navy males there mentioned the soldier was newly posted to the world that he dropped the uniform and his rifle and fled. We do not even know what the reality is. 

“We heard that the same soldier was apprehended at a Car park in Calabar and we don’t want this issue to be swept under the carpet. That is why we are seeking justice.

“They informed us that after the man has been apprehended, justice will take its course however you understand Nigeria. They mentioned he can be arraigned within the martial courtroom however there is no such thing as a date for now. The navy even informed the spouse to go to the jail on Monday however the man’s father mentioned they need to maintain on until he returns from a journey.

“He was shot in cold blood; please we want justice for Ekpezu. He has a four-year-old son who keeps saying his father was shot.”

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Final-year University Of Calabar Student Shot Dead By Trigger-happy Soldier, Friends, Family Seek Justice

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