Uniport 4: Lloyd Buried, As Parents Demand Urgent Justice

ALUU-KILLINGAMIDST tears, Lloyd Toku, one of the four students of the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport), who were brutalised and set ablaze by   a mob in Umuokiri-Aluu community in River State for allegedly stealing a Blackberry phone and laptop, has been buried.

The burial, which took place Friday at the Port Cemetery, along Agrrey road in Port Harcourt, caused heavy traffic, as students, youths and residents of the state turned out in large numbers to bid final goodbye to the deceased.

The burial, however, attracted more sympathies when Lloyd’s father, Toku, an Assistant Director in the Rivers State Radio Broadcasting Corporation, expressed deep grief over the mindless killing of his son and his friends.

He said: “I can’t even imagine it in my wildest dream that such an incident could happen.”

He, however, insisted that the only thing that will console him and his wife is for justice to be done and the killers of his son brought to book urgently.

“Though justice is yet to be done, as they have only arrested about 13 to 14 persons and charged them to court, I would not say that I am satisfied with investigations yet, until we get to the root of the matter.

“What we are praying God is for justice to be done. It is not just apprehending or arresting those behind the killing of our children, but they (culprits) should also be brought to book for all the pains they have brought to us (parents of slain students),” he said.

He bemoaned the attitude government, saying it was disheartening that no official of the state and federal governments visited any of the bereaved families since the ugly incident occurred over a month ago.

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