Detained seven-year-old boy released at last
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 14, 2016
A seven-year-old boy, Chibuike Miracle Oramalu, who was detained over alleged murder in Enugu, has been released on Wednesday evening. Chibuike, a primary two pupil of a nursery and primary school, has been detained since the thirtieth of May, after accidentally firing a gun, which killed a twelve-year-old boy, Oluebube Boniface.
The gun belonged to Mr. Edwin Oforma, who employed Chibuike’s mother as a cleaner and housekeeper in his house. Chibuike’s mother, Mrs Nwakaego Oramalu, and her lawyer, Mr. Olu Omotayo, of the Civil Rights Realization and Advancement Network, had raised the alarm over the little boy’s continued detention. In a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Omotayo demanded Chibuike’s release, describing the boy’s detention as a brutal attack on the rights of the child in Nigeria and a very dangerous dimension to rights violations by the Nigeria Police.