Video/Photo: 7-year-old Chibuike Oramalu released from police detention in Enugu
Chibuike Miracle Oramalu was released yesterday, Wednesday July 13, 6 weeks after he was arrested and detained at State CID, Police Headquarters, Enugu, for murder. The 7-year-old boy accidentally shot a 12-year-old boy identified as Oluebube Boniface, to death on May 30 in Independence Layout.
Olu Omotayo, the President of the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network, who took up Chibuike's case confirmed the news on his Facebook page. His full post after the cut..
HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE:
After darkness cometh light and everything that has a beginning must have an end. The massive campaign we started on Saturday the 9th day of July 2016, for the release of 7 Year old Chibuike Miracle Oramalu has finally yielded result this evening as the State Police Command released the boy to the warm embrace of his mother Mrs. Miracle Oramalu.
We should all realized that it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that rights of Nigerian Children should be protected and not allowed to be so trampled upon. Never in Nigeria shall the child of any man whether poor or the man tilling the soil, be incarcerated in cell like a common criminal.
The incident that led to Chibuike arrest and detention happened on the 29th day of May 2016 at their residence No.5/7, Robito Cresent, Independence Layout, behind Government House, Enugu, where Mrs. Nwakaego Oramalu works as a cleaner and house keeper.
On Sunday the 29th May 2016, while Mrs. Nwakaego was away to Adoration Ministries for the churchSunday service, the son of her employer, Chukwunanu Oforma, a National Youth Corps member asked the little Chibuike and his 10 year old elder brother named Ifeanyichukwu Oramalu to clean and tidy up his fathers’ room (Mr. Edwin Oformas’ room)
While the two children were cleaning up the room, Ifeanyichukwu was sweeping while Chibuike was laying the bed. Chibuike saw a gun near the bed and carried it; he showed the gun to the brother Ifeanyichukwu who asked him to return the gun. While Chibuike was returning the gun he mistakenly pulled the trigger and a shot went off, shattered the glass window of the room, pierced the wall of the next building passed out on the other side and went and hit a 12 year old boy named Oluebube Boniface on the chest. Oluebube died instantly. Chukwunanu the landlords’ son ran away and he and his father have not been seen till date.
We have also started talking to the family of Mr. Boniface and also appealing to kind hearted Nigerians to assist the family with fund to pay for the post mortem as requested by the Police and the burial of their 12 year old son, Oluebube Boniface, who died in the incident. The deceased was also a primary school pupil, while the father is a poor commercial tricycle operator.
We thank all Nigerians, my colleague Comrades and the members of the Press who contributed immensely to end the unlawful 6weeks sojourn of Chibuike Oramalu, in Police cell at the State CID, Enugu, which Police Commissioner termed “protective custody."