FG condemns alleged killing of Nigerian footballer in UK

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Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned in strong terms the alleged killing of a Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the UK police.

Igweani who is believed to be a Nigerian footballer was shot dead by officers who attended a call out to a house where a child was found with serious injuries.

The NIDCOM boss in a statement signed by Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, and made available to 9News Nigeria described the incident as very unfortunate, and sad.

Dabiri-Erewa called on the UK government for a thorough and proper investigation to be carried out on the incident. She condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian
communities in the UK by praying unto God to rest Igweani’s soul.

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. Inside, they found a man in his 30s who was latter confirmed dead and a
young child with serious injuries.

They also found the Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Igweani, who it was understood officers deployed taser before shots were fired at him which led to his death.

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About Taofeek Olayemi Lawal 205 Articles
Taofeek Olayemi Lawal is a senior correspondent with 9News Nigeria. Reporter for Women Advancement For Economic & Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (WAELE). He has over 10 years experience in journalism and served as Senior Correspondent for LEADERSHIP Newspaper Abuja as well as Champion Newspaper Limited, Lagos. Contact Taofeek Olayemi Lawal by email or phone call. Phone: +234 805 307 4114, 081 0464 0001 Email: sportsesho@yahoo.com

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