Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the alleged killing of a Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the UK police.
Dabiri-Erewa said this in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Igweani was shot dead by officers, who attended a call out to a house, where a child was found with serious injuries.
Dabiri-Erewa called on the UK government to carry out a thorough and proper investigation on the incident, which described as very unfortunate, and sad.
She condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian communities in the UK by praying unto God to rest the soul of the departed.
In a statement by the Thames Valley Police, officers were called to a property in Two Mile Ash North- West Milton Keynes on June 26 and made a forced entry after acting on information from a witness.
It said that inside they found a man in his 30s who was later confirmed dead and a young child with serious injuries.
They also found out that the Nigerian Footballer lgweani, according to the report, that it was understood the officers’ deployed taser before shots were fired at him which led to his death. (NAN)