11-year-old boy dies in police cell

What you need to know:

  • The police account contradicts a witness account by another juvenile suspect, who insists that his friend died in the police cell.
  • In his statement recorded at the police station, Mr Chandi accused a chapatti dealer, Mr Richard Okonye, of kicking the deceased as he was being taken to the police post. Mr Okonye denied the accusation.

DOKOLO. A 11-year-old boy has reportedly died in a police cell under unclear circumstances.
The victim, who was arrested together with another juvenile on Tuesday by a businessman for allegedly breaking into his shop and stealing sweets, was reportedly found dead in the cell on Wednesday morning.

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