Man tortured to death by police officers in Borno

22-year-old Hassan Mukhtari, lost his life in police custody last week after he had been tortured and subjected severe pain by officers who accused him of ‘defying their orders’, his family members claimed.

Mr Mukhtari, presently lies dead in the mortuary at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) in the Borno State capital.

His parents insist his corpse will not be buried until they are told how their son died in a police cell hours after he was arrested.

Borno police commissioner, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the development, saying, he has “set up an investigative committee to unravel why the boy died in custody.”

The commissioner also said two policemen linked to the death have been arrested and detained pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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