Following the alleged torture of Dauda Danladi, 33, to death by the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force in Bauchi, the family of the deceased has given the police a 24hrs ultimatum to produce his corps to enable them to conduct ‘an independent autopsy’ on the corps.
Mr Dauda was reportedly arrested brutally by the joint patrol team of the police and a local vigilante group from the Yelwa Division in front of his shop situated at Yelwan Kagadama last Thursday.
He said to have been taken to the Division where he was subjected to torture which caused him his dear life.
The family of the slain Danladi through their solicitors, Shipi Rabo and Associates, queried the police over cloudy handling of the case in a letter dated 11th July 2021 addressed to the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command Sylvester Alabi.
“It is the brief of our Client that we should write to formally demand that you give them access to conduct an independent autopsy on the body of their late son, Dauda Danladi, who died in your custody on the night of 9th July 2021 and whose body is still in your custody.
“We also demand that the body of the deceased be handed over to our Client after the autopsy for a befitting burial.
“Considering the fact that our client intends to bury the deceased within a short time to reduce their grief, we advise that you reply us either in written or by a phone call on the above demands within 24hrs,” the letter read in part.
WikkiTimes recalls that the police has denied torturing Dauda to death but rather assisted him to the hospital after it was reported to them that he was gasping for breath as a result of what the police adjudged to be an Asthma attack and took him Abubakar Tafawabalewa University Teaching Hospital for treatment. He died there.